On the even of one of the largest and potentially dangerous influx of economic migrants arrving from Rumania and Bulgaria we got a glimpse of the future following a few December storms. It is clear that already the public utility services cannot cope in emergency.
Threre appears to be no continency plans set for unusual weather. Airports close, trains are cancelled, electricity companies cannot be contacted, roads are cluttered with fallen trees and accident and emergency wards are creaking at the seams with the elderly waiting hours for attention.
Everywhere you look we have incompetence and an inability to cope. It is Christmas so they all run away and hide. In the meantime families have been left withour essential services and are just offered apologies and compensation. That compensation comes from us the, rest of the general public, who got away with it this time!
But why are so many houses being regularly flooded? The simple reason is that in their desperation to cope with the wave of economic migration they have been quietly building on flood plains. They are called 'flood plains' because they bloody flood!
My serious complaints are however, always reserved for the transport industry. The lack of planning, the lack of essential resources, the filth, the overcrowding, excessive prices and a total lack of empathy for the paying customer would be challenged by any politician with an ounce of integrity.
They continue to fatuously argue about HS2 and a third airport when what they should be doing is modernising our existing railways, cancelling franchises and cleaning up disgusting airports like Gatwick!