UK floods: PM pledges £40m to fix defences

No, Tim Farron – David Cameron’s £40 million isn’t even a “short-term fix” for the UK’s flooding problem.

It isn’t even close to the amount Cameron cut from flood defence from 2011 onwards, and will achieve nothing in terms of real help to prevent flood victims from suffering again.

It is, literally, too little, too late.

Flood defences “overwhelmed” by recent record rainfall will be fixed and bolstered in a £40m package of spending, the prime minister has said.

Thousands of homes across northern England were affected after Storm Eva hit on Boxing Day.

The £40m package for Yorkshire comes on top of £50m funding to help local authorities’ response to the floods.

Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron has accused David Cameron of providing only a “short-term fix” for the problem.

The leader of Leeds City Council, Judith Blake, said the funding was a “first step” in tackling the issue but was not going to be enough to repair all vital infrastructure.

Source: UK floods: PM pledges £40m to fix defences – BBC News

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4 thoughts on “UK floods: PM pledges £40m to fix defences

  1. roybeiley

    What happened to the £120million originally promised and subsequently put on hold? How is £40 million going to cure the problem. The man is so inconsistent I wonder how no one ever ever calls him to account!

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