I found myself cursing Iain Duncan Smith today. Living here in tropical SW France how was it that whilst walking my dogs in the balmy sun, despite one pair of mittens and double walled thinsulate gloves my finger tips were stinging and with two pairs of thick walking socks in my boots my toes were hurting? Was occasionally slipping on frozen patches part of this tropical climate the DWP have used to justify ceasing to pay our winter fuel allowances?
If anybody has been following the news over the last 24 hours, the two freak snow storms that stopped traffic in the lower Alpine regions leaving people trapped in their cars will have reminded you of the temperatures that are clearly too high to pay us that allowance. Then the rest of France, where nude sunbathing between our pools and palm trees with a Martini has been temporarily suspended.
Yes IDS, I felt kind toward you this morning, kind of like having you plonked down in the middle of a field anywhere in France without a stitch of clothing and then asking you what kind of too warm country you find this is at this very moment?