Hundreds of staff at the UK Met Office have not attended work since early December and are spending the winter in luxury hotels in the Caribbean at taxpayers expense it was alleged today by a British blog site. The British boffins spend their days lazing by the pool, scoffing slap up dinners of Lobster Thermidor and quaffing magnums of champagne said a man.
The allegations came to light after boat owners observed that the gale warnings graphic on the Met Office web site has not changed for months. “It’s bloody obvious” said someone, “the bastards know that British winters are always crap and they’ve just pasted up a picture of constant gales everywhere and pissed off to the Bahamas”.
Nobody from the Met Office was available for comment.