Ian O'Doherty: Forget the roads, just grit your teeth against the lousy clichés
There's probably no point in me writing this column (is there ever? -- ed) because the chances are everyone's snowed in and won't be able to read it, except people who have d'interweb in their homes and they don't pay for the paper anyway.
Yup, we have now reached the most bizarre, infuriating and often hilarious collective national nervous breakdown we have seen for a long, long time.
Buses are stopped, taxis remain off the streets, schools are closed and people who should know better are nodding sagely about our 'Arctic' conditions -- conveniently forgetting the fact that while this weather front may have its provenance in Arctic regions, if what we are currently 'enjoying' was replicated in the North pole, then people would point to it as further proof of massive global warming. It's cold, but it's not Arctic cold.
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