So we get another downfall of snow and the country grinds to a halt. And many people start complaining that greater preparations weren't made by governments and councils.
Yet in times when we don't have a heavy downfall of snow do the same people praise governments and councils for setting money aside for snow preparations and stocking up on grit? Or do they see it as an easy target for efficiency savings, pointing to the fact that in most years we don't have a heavy downfall?
The latter is all too frequently the case. There's no point in complaining about the level of preparation at the time it's needed if such preparation won't be supported at the time for preparation.