My word, is it winter again?January 8, 2015 Tim WorstallJohnny Foreigner10 CommentsNorthern Scotland to be battered by two Atlantic storms Doesn’t this happen every year? previousCharb’s last cartoonnextJesus, you’d hope that the Telegraph obits would get this right 10 thoughts on “My word, is it winter again?” bloke (not) in spain January 8, 2015 at 9:20 am I was under the impression “weather bomb” was the correct expression for anything greater than fine drizzle or a gentle breeze. So Much for Subtlety January 8, 2015 at 9:58 am The Jocks ain’t foreigners yet. Bernie G. January 8, 2015 at 10:07 am Yes it does happen every year, and every year the Telegraph is obliged to fill the same number column inches. Atlantic storms are the print equivalent of television repeats. It’s not really Troon’s stormy sea you are looking at, rather Ben Hur and his white horses. Surreptitious Evil January 8, 2015 at 11:06 am Being battered by storms is not something especially indicative of winter, as far as Scotland goes. It can, and does, happen on a regular basis throughout the year. bloke (not) in spain January 8, 2015 at 11:25 am Equal opportunities storms in an SNP Scotland. I like it. it’s poster material.. Rob January 8, 2015 at 11:40 am That 0.01 degree temperature rise is wreaking havoc again. Collectivise everything! It’s our only hope! Oh, and more taxes. Bloke in Japan January 8, 2015 at 1:08 pm “Weather bomb” is soooo last week. This week is “250mph jet stream”. FWIW its worth, my brother, Torygraph buyer for the past 40 years, has just switched to the Times. Dunno whether the Times is an improvement or not. Whatever, they’ve fucked-up mightily to get someone as set as him to switch. Ljh January 8, 2015 at 1:54 pm I bought the Torygraph during the expenses scandal and thought it good value; I haunted its blogosphere when they encouraged debate and downright contrarianism; now it reprints human interest stories a day after the Mail and opinion pieces(when I bother to delete their cookies) of bland obsequiousness to the ruling classes. Does it serve any purpose other than as a monument to the failing art of journalism? Jim January 8, 2015 at 2:40 pm Its all part of the Green Blob campaign to get all weather events that are slightly out of the normal (but well within the parameters of what has occurred in the UK within living memory, let alone the longer record) described as ‘extreme’ and ‘unprecedented’. This slowly seeps into the public consciousness: ‘We’re seem to be having a lot of weird weather at the moment, that storm I read about in Wales, and all those floods on the telly in Somerset’ etc etc, and thus allows the pols to make statements along the lines of ‘We must continue with our renewables policy, we are seeing the effect of climate change here in the UK with the extreme weather events we are experiencing in the last few years, we must do everything required prevent it getting worse’ without getting laughed at. It is a complete inversion of reality to suit political ends.It is primarily driven by the BBC/Met Office axis, with their well know Green Blob bias to the fore, with the baton taken up enthusiastically by the press and other media outlets, because dramatic pictures and tales of death and destruction make good copy. john77 January 8, 2015 at 5:15 pm @ Bernie G Troon is in Ayrshire, southern Scotland Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.