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Media monitor: Issue 560 10 Dec 2010

Papers rage against seeming inevitability of snow chaos

As bad weather brought the country to a standstill the media expressed anger that the Government doesn’t do more to keep things moving

Rik Thomas

As the severe winter weather in early December caused large-scale disruption to the UK’s transport network, the mainstream media began its perennial investigation into why Britain seemingly has such difficulty coping whenever the weather turns bad. “Mounting anger over Britain’s failure to cope with days of persistent snowfall boiled over yesterday as millions of workers once again stayed at home, costing the economy billions, while stranded rail travellers slept in train...

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