I called 999 and the Fire Brigade, moved the car out the drive, put one daughter and dog in the car and the other daughter ran back in to turn off heating and hot water - which did stop the noise. We waited. Within a couple of minutes the firefighters arrived - checked everything - said it was a hammer airlock (probably) and that we had done the right thing. As another firefighter came up the path - he said - hello, I lobbied you in Parliament last week. And so he had! Small world.
Anyway - just want to say a public thank you - as it was a very frightening situation and they were there when we needed them. Literally - my heroes!
Now reading Lynne's blog (click HERE to read), it is pretty clear that she was acting sensibly. She is also understands what good manners are.
Someone who's bad manners have been highlighted in this blog before is Brian Coleman. It seems that not only is he bad mannered, he's a sexist. What does he have to say about Lynne Featherstone.
"Airheads and airlocks are obviously not unrelated. She can't tell the difference between an airlock and a major catastrophe." He later added "Would a man have called the fire brigade? I don't know."
Would a man be described as an "airhead"? What would Mr Coleman expect a mother (or a man) with Children in the house to do if she thought there might be a gas explosion.
I think Brian Colemans comments are shameful and dangerous. Coleman says he wants a cheque for £250 from the MP for the cost of the callout. Given his record for spending Taxpayers money, he really does have some nerve.
Boris Johnson appointed Coleman as supremo of Fire services. Mike Freer handed him a cabinet post. If Coleman made such a comment because of Colour what would happen. If he said that the incident happened because of the sexuality of someone what would happen? They would be drummed out of the job post haste.
Well Boris, Mike - Do you approve of having an openly misogynist sexist as a key player in your team. Sack him today and set a good example.