Despite talk of Dunkirk-spirit among the British public most have been happy to bask at home in the warm weather in the knowledge that friends and colleagues who droned-on about getting away at Easter for some sun or skiing are suffering. In a mass outbreak of schadenfreude the nation laughed as they interrupted their weekend barbecues to catch news coverage of rich people stuck at air and ferry ports.
Penelope Smythe currently stranded at Calais fought back tears as she told of their ordeal.
We planned a week skiing in Zermatt over Easter and then this nonsense started so we stayed on another week. It was hell we just wanted to get home but had to fill our time skiing and going to restaurants. Eventually we decided to make a break for the coast we couldn’t find a plane to hire so we just bought a car. A mid-range VW but hopefully no-one saw us in it, we abandoned it in the car park. We have to get home soon as the children are due at boarding school and I have lunch dates. A friend is hoping to pick us up in his 80 foot yacht on his way back from Antigua tomorrow. It’s been a tough year for us what with my husband not getting his half million pound bonus from the bank because of those damn Socialists in power. From some of the comments we’ve heard you’d think people didn’t care.
David Cameron has called for the election to be delayed as it’s mostly wealthy middle-class Conservative voters who are currently stranded and may not be back in time to vote.