- the uk is a very mild, humid place
- sweat does not evaporate well in humid heat; the uk has very, very humid heat
- meaning british people cannot cool down efficiently
- also british people are adapted for cooler temperatures
- people are literally expected to die in the next couple of days because of the heat wave
- the news has put out health warnings because people will literally die because of the heat
- shut up
oh yeah it’s also been pointed out in comments – we have no AC. no houses have AC. most buildings don’t have AC. most cars don’t have AC.
i hate everything
THE HEATWAVE HAS OFFICIALLY BEGUN WE ARE GOING TO BURN
So the Americans will understand, 23 Celsius is the same as 73 Fahrenheit.
Yall are fuckin weak tbh
What the fuck why does this country think that’s a heatwave?
If anything that’s cold
Because we’re not used to it. Britain’s usually a cold, wet country, and we don’t have the infrastructure to handle hot weather. When I worked in a care home, everyone started mildly freaking out when summer came because the old and the sick are particularly in danger. There’s always a high death toll, and ecological problems, and people getting heatstroke, and lots of extra worry for disabled folk, especially since public transport is usually disrupted…
So, well, yeah, we are weak. But there’s very little we can do about it. And it really sucks to come on Tumblr and hear people making light of something that kills people, and will kill them again this year.
- freddos are £10 each and rising
- the dfs sale has ended
- nandos is polite at all time, and this cannot be changed
- simon cowell’s trousers are at waist level
- ed milliband is able to eat bacon sarnies in a dignified way
- there are many ways to find out, and non of them are fighting
- the go compare man is an excellent singer
- “this is not cracking cheese, gromit”
- “complicated……….” *sad meerkat noise*
- funkypig and moonpigeon
- going to specsavers is a poor choice
- everyone is neutral on marmite
- boris johnson is a well spoken, comprehensable man
- the cow is not laughing
- 811 811
- [churchill voice] no
The Queen opening Parliament today. She offered her praises for Tory austerity policies saying, “Britain should live within its means.”
The irony of watching a woman sat on a golden throne, covered in diamonds, and wearing an ermine cloak – flanked by her equally undeservedly wealthy family members – telling the nation that austerity is the way to go.
I just found the best little book ever at my local bookstore.
(Fear not, I have not converted to UKIP).
Here is the back cover:
I was ready to get all indignant that this was sitting next to the till at my beloved local book shop. That was until I opened it:
There was literally nothing in it. All the pages were blank.
- John Whittingdale
Secretary of State for Culture, and former political secretary to Thatcher who will “oversee the future of the BBC” – has a “pro-gambling” stance on betting addiction, claims that the BBC license fee is “worse than poll tax.” Also voted against same-sex marriage, against the fox hunting ban, and against a bill which required companies to reveal the gender pay gap. According to Work for You, he has voted against laws to promote equality and human rights consistently.
- Justin Tomlinson
– Minister for Disabled People – voted against protecting benefits for disabled children, the long term sick and disabled, and those undergoing cancer treatment. One thing he did vote for was the “bedroom tax,” which has already been ruled as “discriminat[ing] against disabled adults” in 2013 by a High Court – however, this was deemed “lawful”.
- Priti Patel
Minister of State for Employment at the Department for Work and Pensions
- Michael Gove – Secretary of State for Justice
- Caroline Dineage – Minister For Equalities
– voted against same sex marriage. She will work under Education Secretary Nicky Morgan, who used misleading statistics to attack the Labour government on education and also voted against same sex marriage.
- Amber Rudd
– Energy and Climate Change Secretary