There was a heavy frost this morning.
So the winter is coming and there might be a snowfilled festive season.
Flu might reappear, so watching the news on the Health Bill seems important.
The Gillotine, the process by which a bill goes through Parliament at a set time wherein it can be discussed, will not be used it seems in regard to the Bill. (due to rebellion fears and queries on the minister’s powers stated in the bill). This method of giving a bill a set time for debate of parts of it was developed when in the 19th century some parties in parliament would
talk and talk a bill out until there was no more time for it to get through a parliamentary session -Philabustering.
(sorry about the spelling)
So it maybe the new year now when the said bill gets to the next stage.
But then some might think this 19th century idea was not that bad, whilst others might think whats’ happening is democracy in action.
Since then we have had the 1948 Act and free teeth,free glasses, free orange juice for the babies, venture capitalists and care homes, informatics, the Lean process of management. There’s never a dull moment is there.
Keeping warm will also be important and with the maintaince cost of all those new windmills a new report says by 2020 we will be paying more than £2000 annually to keep out the cold on a cold winter night.
So we need to stock up on salt for the driveway and sugar. It seems sugar helps dissolve ice when the temperature gets to -10. (Thats what they going to use with the grit this year)