Do you remember 1997 when Tony Blair said elect a Labour Government and our public services would be the envy of the world?

What a joke 12 years on where nothing can be further from the truth. 1. A little snow and our services collapse. Tony McNulty MP, the so-called transport minister was first warned of the blizzard likelihood two weeks before the event, but needless to say London's transport collapsed.

Not even in the great blizzards of December 27, 1962, December 8 and 11, 1981, January 8,1982 and more recently on February 7, 1991, was the whole network of buses taken off the roads.

Anybody with an ounce of common sense would have realised that main roads were passable at least on some routes, but under Gordon Brown's nanny pandy society everything must stop. 2. Similarly a little snow in the 21st century and schools have to close.

Once again on worst blizzards in years past Britain wasn't so defeatist. I remember the sudden unpredicted snow storms on the first day back January 9, 1968, my mother walking me either side of Harrow on the Hill station, where trains ran, to get to my infant school in Peterborough Road.

In the 21st century, under Labour where former teachers like Gareth Thomas MP are running the country, a few days off school doesn't matter at all. I suppose it's only an extension of Labour's teacher training days, which deprives our children of school days and creates problems for hard-working parents. 3.

Now we are being told that there isn't even enough grit to keep main roads clear of ice and snow. Forget the fact that many people in more minor roads can expect to be stranded at home in snowbound roads under Gordon's Britain. 4.

And now we read that Northwick Park Hospital is to make cuts. Remember the promises Tony and Gareth previously made about how the whole hospital was to be rebuilt. I am lost for words.