Seriously though, this is hilarious. Count the number of blame assignments in the article:
- council chiefs were blamed for not gritting enough.
- transport chiefs were blamed for being generally crap (my personal choice. National Express East Anglia couldn't even be bothered to keep a proper website up and running. I haven't bothered linking to their site as there's a good chance it won't be up. F*** 'em.)
- Boris Johnson was blamed for ordering the suspension of all London bus services, unprecedented since the Blitz.
- Boris blamed a huge volume of snow and a lack of snow ploughs.
- Local councils claimed the snow was too heavy for their snow ploughs to work.
- 'The wrong kind of snow' got blamed (resurrecting the classic British Rail excuse of 1991).
- One council leader blamed a lack of overnight traffic overnight followed by a lot of cars in the morning, which 'compacted the snow'. (??)
- Motorists blamed the Highways Agency for not gritting properly.
- The Highways Agency blamed HGVs for blocking roads.
- TfL blamed local councils for not keeping the 95 percent of the road network which they are responsible for, gritted.
- The chairman of the Local Government Association's Environment Board blamed 'other organisations' for scapegoating local councils.
- The Shadow Transport Secretary blamed the Government.
- Peter Mandelson blamed xenophobic strikers.
- I blamed Peter Mandelson.
- A worker at Waterstone's bookstore in Oxford Street blamed the rest of the world.
As Alan Partridge might have said: "this country..."
To quote the I Ching: "no blame".