The Met Office’s Sarah Holland said: “Basically, over the last few days, we’ve had fresh, strong winds from an easterly direction. As a result some of our air is coming from continental Europe.”
…Helen Chivers of the Met Office said the origin of the smell had been narrowed down to the area of Europe roughly bordered by Holland, Germany and Belgium.
Ah, centuries of English xenophobia confirmed through one slightly pongy morning. London smells of manure? It’s those smelly Johnny Foreigners over the Channel! they never wash, you know. They sleep with their livestock, and use manure as perfume. And look like monkeys.
I shall be writing to my MP demanding that we leave the EU forthwith.