Once again, Dominic Lawson fails to realise that many of his readers will simply not connect with him :-
Only a very marginally low proportion of the British population can identify with, or only hope to aspire to, his perilous predicament.
Stuck down a snowy country lane and running out of heating oil ? Look, mate, you can afford to live in a “Sussex farmhouse”. Isn’t it about time you took your finger out and wrote a fat cheque to get connected to the gas mains ?