“It’s quite a relief to get back to normal, after all the arctic weather”, said Bob Hargreaves, president of the Road Hauliers Association. “We have consignments of foodstuffs in our North of England depots that need to be delivered to shops in the south, and we have consignments of foodstuffs in our South of England depots that need to be delivered to shops around the north. If the snow had stayed much longer, people might have begun to question why we couldn’t leave most of these consignments where they were, deliver them locally, and thereby relief our already overburdened road system of a few thousand lorries. And then where would we be?”...
“Unnecessary journeys can be resumed”, say hauliers...
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Does "unnecessary" include visits to relatives we don't like? In which case, I'm grateful for the weather warnings
Are you a devotee of 'small is beautiful' by any chance? I remember the author pointing up the absurdity of biscuits made in London being transported to the North & vice versa in that book 30+ years ago. A welcome return to form. Stars.
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