Weather forecasters have been at pains to say though that all of this rain does not m. an that there is no drought. It is a case of too late and too much in some ways. Sodden ground means that plants are now lush but that if the weather does not improve soon many crops will be ruined due to waterlogged ground. Another excuse to increase prices further no doubt.
The bad weather of course adds to the UK doom and gloom. Whilst the authorities may want us to be upbeat about the forthcoming London 2012 Olympics and Queen's Jubilee it is not easy. Having austerity measures thrown at you left right and centre hardly makes for a period of contentment, does it? Add to this high inflation, pay freezes, job cuts, high taxes such as VAT and we are not going to cheer two costly events scheduled for this year, are we? It could be worse though. If you are a resident of an East London block of flats you may have surface to air missiles stationed on the roof of the flat's tower for the duration of the Olympics. Wonderful.
This week has been more of the same further afield too. More deaths at the hands of terrorists in Nigeria, more unrest in Syria, Afghanistan and the Middle East, more political shenanigans in the US as both sides try to make sure that their man is the President of the USA.
Protests have occurred once again and this time we see news that Canada is experiencing some unrest. When it hits buoyant economies too the writing must be on the wall.
The UK will go to the local polls this week and it could be time to show the Coalition that we know their way of government is not working. Many people who are totally disillusioned will simply not bother to vote. However, in doing so you can either lead to more of the same, as the Coalition takes it as approval, or a new political worry. The rise of Fascism in Europe is something we should take note of. Dire times often lead to surges for extreme parties. If you only vote to prevent BNP candidates securing any votes do so.
Next week's TWTWTW will be back to service as normal. The longer Bank Holiday weekend will ensure more time. Enjoy the public holiday too as, if some have their way, our public holidays will soon also be cut to the bone.
Thoughts are with the loved ones of the latest young man from the UK to lose his life in Afghanistan. RIP.
Till next week, stay safe, stay warm and if it is possible stay dry! TTFN
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