Re: Politicians, as honest as the day is long
North the British Isles actually are, 51N is just about the Southern boundary of Greater London. Calgary, Alberta, Canada is also at 51N
ISTR that Edinburgh is roughy at the latitude as Moscow. It's kept (relatively) warm by the Gulf Stream and North Sea.
Until the gulf stream diverts itself due to decreasing salinity caused by the melting polar ice cap anyway..