Six-year-old’s enjoyment of snow dampened by concern about UK productivity levels

A SIX-YEAR-OLD girl’s joy at playing in the snow was overshadowed by her fears of the impact the weather was having on the UK economy. 

While appreciating the rare pleasures of making a snowman and sledging, Nikki Hollis was nevertheless deeply concerned about the man-hours lost to British industry thanks to the inclement weather.

She said: “With the Maplin and Toys-R-Us closures a snow day is the last thing our retailers need, and there’s no angel falling from the skies to save them.

“Likewise putting the carrot nose on a snowman is fun, but the carrot we really need is the carrot of incentivised investment, especially with Brexit talks at a critical stage.

“And I can’t relish sliding downhill with the wind in my hair while Great Britain risks sliding down the hill of economic ruin, with the only wind an ill wind of chronic deficit.

She added: “I called my snowman Raymond and he’s my best friend. But the sooner he melts, the sooner this country gets back to work and that’s so much the better for all of us.”