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User avatar #14 - supamonkey (01/20/2013) [-]
The main reason that England shuts down at the slightest hint of snow is because it's rare. In Canada or Scandewegia, it's expected and the people have learn to cope with it. That hasn't happened in England.
#73 to #14 - cauhgon (01/20/2013) [-]
Belgium ...
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#56 to #14 - swiftykidd **User deleted account** has deleted their comment [-]
User avatar #98 to #56 - supamonkey (01/21/2013) [-]
Only a few days a year and it varies around the country. Compared to Canada and Scandinavia it's rare.
User avatar #52 to #14 - TheRealNinjaa (01/20/2013) [-]
Another retard that thinks "Uk" means London...
User avatar #53 to #52 - kingrayne (01/20/2013) [-]
Telford is in England..
User avatar #94 to #53 - TheRealNinjaa (01/20/2013) [-]
It was a reply to the comment, not the post...
#48 to #14 - kraygo (01/20/2013) [-]
Unless you live up north. Things carry on for quite a bit longer up here. I've been in London before when it 'snowed', there was one flake then they cancelled all the buses.
User avatar #38 to #14 - iiholmesii (01/20/2013) [-]
Yeah it would be stupid for the UK to invest millions in snow plows etc. when we only get snow for a couple of days of the year. It's much more cost efficient to let the country shut down for a couple of days lol
User avatar #32 to #14 - samnoname (01/20/2013) [-]
well we've had it every other year for quite a while now, you'd have thought the government would think "how to the norwigeiens keep their infrastructure running? okay, we'll do that, but adapt it to fit our situation" it's simple enough
User avatar #39 to #32 - giblets (01/20/2013) [-]
It'd cost more money to buy the equipment and keep it maintained than it would to close a couple of airports for a day or too
User avatar #45 to #39 - samnoname (01/20/2013) [-]
makes Britain a less reliable place to do business though, and that's bad for the economy
User avatar #46 to #45 - giblets (01/20/2013) [-]
Spending money on equipment that wouldn't be used would also be bad for the economy
User avatar #47 to #46 - samnoname (01/20/2013) [-]
not really, it would create work, it just wouldn't help to cut the deficit, but austerity isn't going to deal with that, growing the economy is
User avatar #82 to #47 - metaltheory (01/20/2013) [-]
Create work? What, for a few days of the year?

Besides, the government spend a shit load of money on gritters because of the struggles from the last few years.. so its not like they've not done anything.

We've got about a foot of snow here and all of the roads (Apart from small roads on housing estates) are perfectly fine.

Local schools were shut on Friday, but most of the time that's to stop the kids from getting carried away with the snow. For example, the last snow day I had back when I was in school we all rioted, broke out and had a gigantic snowball fight.

User avatar #84 to #82 - samnoname (01/20/2013) [-]
schools i know of being shut is becaudse the teachers couldn't get in, they have been gritting and clearing the roads more this year, they've dealt with it a lot better in my opinion, i can drive places without skidding all over the place
User avatar #85 to #84 - samnoname (01/20/2013) [-]
they do need to change the law so insurance companies can't up your premiums for fitting snow tires or snow chains because it's classed as "modifying your car" that's just ridiculous
User avatar #58 to #47 - giblets (01/20/2013) [-]
I hear what you're saying, however the government wouldn't ever be able to spend that much money in the current climate
#50 to #47 - thesuperhanz (01/20/2013) [-]
they should do what they did on top gear and just turn combine harvesters into snow ploughs creates jobs and they have 2 uses
they should do what they did on top gear and just turn combine harvesters into snow ploughs creates jobs and they have 2 uses
#21 to #14 - pukki (01/20/2013) [-]
Scandewegia   
Scandewegia   
Scandewegia
Scandewegia
Scandewegia
Scandewegia
User avatar #19 to #14 - walcorn ONLINE (01/20/2013) [-]
> Scandewegia

Nigga what?
User avatar #28 to #19 - supamonkey (01/20/2013) [-]
Term for Scandinavia picked up from QI.
#31 to #28 - anonymous (01/20/2013) [-]
Would you please explain that?
User avatar #15 to #14 - ghostisaho (01/20/2013) [-]
as someone who lives in England, i do not see what is so scary. i love the snow, and if it was not for the fact that i am 17, i would live in cannada
User avatar #36 to #15 - picamix (01/20/2013) [-]
i also live in england and am 18, i like the snow but everyoe stops using cars or anything when it snows
User avatar #86 to #36 - metaltheory (01/20/2013) [-]
..The snow has literally not affected my life at all. I just got on with work and carried on about my day. The best thing about working in a shop is that you get to watch all the retards panic buy and spend all their money for no reason.
User avatar #88 to #86 - picamix (01/20/2013) [-]
yeah my nan works at tescos and apparently everyone was stocking up on stuff
User avatar #89 to #88 - metaltheory (01/20/2013) [-]
Stocking up on the horse burgers by any chance?
User avatar #90 to #89 - picamix (01/20/2013) [-]
lol, yeah im so hungry i can eat a horse, lucky tescos can help me out
User avatar #26 to #15 - kyrozor (01/20/2013) [-]
Be don't have lots of large snowplows, nor the people to operate them regularly because snow is relatively rare. As well as not enough grit to put on the roads because we don't stockpile it because again, snow isn't that common here.
User avatar #49 to #26 - odonnell (01/20/2013) [-]
But you's panic every winter, why not just stock it up, if you don't use it one winter, you can use it the next. Instead of shitting bricks and having to get Scotland to back you up with grit and snowploughs.
User avatar #55 to #49 - kyrozor (01/20/2013) [-]
>Implying I'm not Scottish.
User avatar #59 to #55 - odonnell (01/20/2013) [-]
Oh right, sorry. I assumed you were English since you were defending England.
User avatar #87 to #59 - metaltheory (01/20/2013) [-]
Lol he didn't even mention England.
User avatar #91 to #87 - odonnell (01/20/2013) [-]
Ghostisaho said "As someone who lives in England..."
Then Kyrozor said "Be don't have lost of large snowplows..."

Assuming he means "we" by "be" and Ghost saying "England" and not "Britain", then (In my logic) that would make him defending England.

(Thats just the way I've took it in, I could be completely wrong, It wouldn't be the first time I've been way out of context.)
User avatar #93 to #91 - metaltheory (01/20/2013) [-]
I didn't see Ghostisaho's comment. My bad.
User avatar #92 to #91 - kyrozor (01/20/2013) [-]
I read it as UK, it wasn't until you commented that I realized he wrote England. Sorry for confusion.
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