We live in precarious times. We are under attack from extreme weather which will always challenge our government. If they are competent and well organised then clearly we will have no complaints. If however they have been incompetent and profligate then bad weather will be the first indicator.
So if you have invited, allowed or demanded that millions of foreign immigrants invade your country without a second thought about how you will cope with them then surely housing will be a priority? So what did they do? They built on the flood plains, particularly in the very attractive south-west and now we have oodles of problems.
We also have a vital rail link to the south west which passes through Dawlish. This link is so important that it had to be protected. So who thought that such an important rail link would be destroyed by bloody weather? They are prepared to spend huge sums of money on a High Speed Railway but then fail to protect links that we depend on!
You would think that with thousands losing their homes and businesses that PM's Question Time would concentrate on solutions to the crisis but no they were more interested in the lack of women on the government's front bench. Ths sight of them going apoplexic at this non event was distasteful to say the least. Where is common sense when you need it?
We all know that this unusual weather is unpredictable but if a government is competent then we should fear nothing