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

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    The 'Big Freeze' of 1962-3
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    Caused by: Trinidad and Tobago and Uganda gaining independence from Britain; the appointment of the first female County Court judge.
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    The great storm of 1987
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    Caused by: MPs voting against the restoration of the death penalty.
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    2003: The European heat wave
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    Caused by: The Eurozone coming into full force.
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    2005: The Birmingham tornado
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    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.
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    2007: Torrential rain and gale force winds
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    Caused by: The smoking ban coming into force.
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    2012: England's wettest year on record
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    Caused by: Transport for London banning anti-gay bus adverts; the EU winning the Nobel Peace Prize.
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    2013: St Jude Storm
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    Caused by: The death of Margaret Thatcher; Nigel Farage being heckled in Edinburgh.