Saturday, April 19, 2008

England smells

Yup, England smells something foul and it is (apparently) Europe's stink. Of course some people are having fun with the cause of the smell, but there doesn't seem to be any one culprit - other than the smell is coming from across the channel.
But the Met Office stepped in to rule that it was basic pollution - the "odour of ordinary everyday life in northern Europe". Belgian chocolate factories, Dutch pig farms, German diesel engines and 1,000 other smells had become trapped under a motionless cloud hanging over continental farms and factories for several days.
I really like this.
The charity Water Aid yesterday claimed that London had not smelt as bad since the Great Stink of 1858, caused by raw sewage.
I had never heard of the Great Stink of 1858 before.