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With much of Britain brought to a standstill by what was widely described as “the worst weather for 20 years” – otherwise known as a couple of inches of snow and a chilly wind – Mole hears there was a North-South divide in how professionals coped.

Alan Cleary, managing director of Exact, walked three miles through the snow to get transport to the capital from sunny Solihull last Thursday only to find that two of his four London meetings had been cancelled due to adverse weather conditions.

“Bloody southerners,” Cleary raged to Mole. “They’re clearly not cut out for hard work.”


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