If anybody has any background information that can explain why such an unmitigated buffoon landed a top public service job, please send it in.
Welly wally Philip Dilley resigned as head of the Environment Agency today, after choosing to stay on holiday in Barbados as floods ravaged Britain .
In an extraordinary and bitter parting shot, Sir Philip moaned that it was “inappropriate” for him to be expected to be available at short notice throughout the year.
And he claimed he had not said anything that was untrue during his time as floods chief, “apart from approving the statement about my location over Christmas that in hindsight could have been clearer.”
The EA was accused of misleading the public by issuing a statement claiming Sir Philip was “at home with his family” over Christmas.
The statement failed to mention Sir Philip was at his second home on a Caribbean island.
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