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

01/20/2014 01:25 pm 13:25:54 | Updated 25 January 2014

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.
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