Sunday, 20 December 2009

Stormy Weather

I feel I should just point out, through my flu ridden and foggy head, that winter starts officially tomorrow. Yes, it hasn't even started yet. And even though our leaders have failed to save the world from catastrophic climate change, the weather is, with its usual wonderful timing, dumping huge amounts of snow and ice on eastern America, buggering up our transport system and contriving to strand even those who chose to go by eco-friendly train across to Europe.

And it's only December.

Perhaps that will cheer up those leaders heading back from snowy Copenhagen who are being roundly abused by the Green Meanies and Polly Toynbee. I don't count Polly as a GM. Given how wrong she is about more or less everything and not just environmental issues, she deserves a whole category of her own.

Anyway, as far as I'm concerned, all of this has been a better tonic for my flu (swine or otherwise) than several doses of Paracetamol, Lemsip and a whole bottle of Night Nurse. The papers have been full of bitter recrimination or the likes of me exulting in the uselessness of our politicians. Because make no mistake, although they did the right thing by doing more or less nothing this weekend, they did so inadvertently. And this weekend has also brought a reality check for our politicians about the intentions of China. They will go their own way. We cannot allow them to. The next test will follow very shortly as we attempt to deal with Iran. We have the economic clout collectively to rein them in. When are we going to start using it, when it is too late as usual?

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