So the weather men (never weather women, you notice) got it horribly, horribly wrong. Their “barbecue summer” has been flushed off the map with deluging rain and even the odd tornado.
How could they have so misread the signs?
Enter the conspiracy theorists who believe it all stems from Downing Street wanting us to stay home and spend our money (what we still have of it) in the UK.
These days any explanation seems plausible ...
With war, pestilence, recession, depression, corruption and now incessant showers marking his term in office, you can see why some are starting to suspect that Gordon Brown is a jinx on the place.
He should count himself lucky it’s only election defeat he now faces on account of it.
In mediaeval times leaders were burnt at the stake for less.