According to historical records, the country is due to be hit by an earthquake of magnitude of around six which could send chimneys and statues crashing to the ground and knock out key utilities.
Dr Roger Musson, of the British Geological Survey, is basing his prediction on historical records that show the repetition of a quake emanating from the Dover Straits in the English Channel.
That can't last! Imagine, an earthquake scientist without a golden muzzle that lets him go to Palm Springs! Perhaps these British guys don't go anywhere...
I remember the good old days, 20 years ago, when we all conversed on 'alt.earthquakes', on the old Usenet. Dr. Musson was there, along with others. Now we just have muzzling.