The Possible Causes Of Seven British Weather Disasters, According To Ukip

20/01/2014 13:25 | Updated 25 January 2014
  • Andrea Mann Writer of sentences like this one. Also, occasionally, longer ones. But not this time.

Well, if Ukip councillor David Silvester thinks that recent floods were the result of the same-sex marriage bill...

  • 1 The 'Big Freeze' of 1962-3
  • Caused by: Trinidad and Tobago and Uganda gaining independence from Britain; the appointment of the first female County Court judge.
  • 2 The great storm of 1987
  • Caused by: MPs voting against the restoration of the death penalty.
  • 3 2003: The European heat wave
  • Caused by: The Eurozone coming into full force.
  • 4 2005: The Birmingham tornado
  • Caused by: Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovakia, and Slovenia joining the EU; the first ever black person being appointed an Archbishop of the Church of England.
  • 5 2007: Torrential rain and gale force winds
  • Caused by: The smoking ban coming into force.
  • 6 2012: England's wettest year on record
  • Caused by: Transport for London banning anti-gay bus adverts; the EU winning the Nobel Peace Prize.
  • 7 2013: St Jude Storm
  • Caused by: The death of Margaret Thatcher; Nigel Farage being heckled in Edinburgh.