Thursday, April 15, 2010

Like the floods before the volcano catches UK Govt out again

Our politicians are mostly interested in themselves.

Just as when Labour was too caught up in the coronation of Gordon Brown after the bullied his way into office, so UK Govt hasn't even appeared to react to the Icelandic volcano eruption. Gordon's to busy trying to figure out how to act normal.

And yet things could get much much worse.

One day, maybe one day soon, we may all rely on the competence of the Uk Govt to eat and drink in the event of a major eruption.

Does anyone have any confidence that the current Govt could feed the UK for any period of time at all ?

We are three square meals from chaos.

Give it a day or two and the meetings of COBRA and photo calls in police operations rooms will start. This is the real risk of keeping Brown - one day his judgements might mean life or death and not just the economic destitution he has condemned much of the country to in the future,

PS I should explain that eruptions in Iceland can last from a few days up to two years ... when crop failure and a freezing climate become an issue. And its not like no one knew - all you had to do was watch the BBC's super volcano docu-drama a few years ago.

As expected - the Labour machine has just realised the political Brownie points going begging here. On Monday Gordon Brown will do his COBRA thing again.

4 comments:

opsimath said...

You wrote: Give it a day or two and the meetings of COBRA and photo calls in police operations rooms will start. This is the real risk of keeping Brown - one day his judgments might mean life or death and not just the economic destitution he has condemned much of the country to in the future.

What a perfect excuse - sorry, sound political reason - to invoke the CCA, forget about the election and rule unhindered for as long as he fancies being the main man.

Man in a Shed said...

That's an ugly thought. Yikes !

doctorhuw said...

I don't think the volcanoes in Iceland are big enough on their own to cause that for a very extended period of time. Should Krakatoa or Yellowstone go bang again, that might be a horse of a very different colour.

WV "Swede". Wrong Scandinavian country!

tally said...

Simon Winchester's book Krakatoa is an interesting read. The US push west for instance was due crop failures caused by krakatoa,although they would not have understood that then.
Many Indonesian paintings have surreal sunsets that is caused by ash from volcanoes. Winchester says many English and european paintings of that time have surreal sunsets too,which was the spread of the ash around the world.