There was a terrific tweet about the Conservative Government’s attitude to flooding, which This Writer can no longer find. It went something like this:

“HOW TO DEAL WITH THE FLOODS

“1. Lay a large bet that the Conservative Government will allow your house to flood again.

“2. Collect your winnings.

“3. Move house.”

This BBC story says David Cameron has visited flood-hit areas. You can also bet that it’s all he’ll do.

There needs to be a “complete rethink” of the UK’s flood defences following widespread flooding across northern England, the Environment Agency says.

Deputy chief executive David Rooke said better waterproofing of homes and improved warning systems would be vital for tackling future weather extremes.

Parts of Yorkshire, Lancashire and Greater Manchester are struggling with the aftermath of downpours that caused rivers to burst their banks.

The PM is visiting flood-hit areas.

Source: UK floods: ‘Complete rethink’ needed on flood defences – BBC News

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