Johnson finally calls emergency meeting on flooding – after Corbyn tells him to

Mop-head: Next time, Boris Johnson should be the worker following the decision-makers with a mop – not a decision-maker himself.

At last we’re seeing some decisive action over the flood disaster that has hit northern England – because Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn demanded it.

Boris Johnson – our so-called prime minister – was not going to help at all. He said last weekend that the floods, which have already killed one person, were not a national emergency.

Then this happened:

And then this happened:

The ITV article states: “Downing Street’s announcement of the meeting, which will take place on Tuesday, came after Jeremy Corbyn sent a letter to Boris Johnson calling on him to hold a Cobra meeting and “take personal charge” of the Government’s response.

“The Labour leader said he disagreed with the Prime Minister’s assessment at the weekend that the flooding was “not looking like something we need to escalate to the level of a national emergency”.

“Mr Corbyn said that if the flooding had occurred in Surrey, rather than Yorkshire or the East Midlands, it would be “far more likely” that a national emergency would have been declared.”

Was Mr Johnson trying to stop himself losing ground to Mr Corbyn? If so, that’s just too bad:

What a wet letdown.

It’s a good thing we have Jeremy Corbyn to tell him what to do. Let’s vote Mr Corbyn into Downing Street so he doesn’t have to go through a proxy next time – we’ll get results a lot quicker.

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  1. trev November 13, 2019 at 9:41 pm - Reply

    It was a week tomorrow since this flooding began, and they’ve only just decided to hold an ’emergency’ meeting? People have lost everything, many are not even insured. It’s a disaster and no doubt it’ll happen again.

  2. hugosmum70 November 14, 2019 at 12:33 am - Reply

    what i would like to know is, why do they build homes on flood plains?apart from it being very hard for people to get insurance for fire and floods in these areas, its stupid building flats in those areas. my daughter lost her 2 bed private rent house 2 yrs ago when her landlady gave her notice to quit cos she wanted to do it up and sell it(which she didnt. she did it up ok but then rented it to an executive. not someone on benefits)… i worried about her living there in the first place as it is built on a flood plain much nearer to where she is now but at least there was an upstairs she and her pets could get to and somewhere she could save SOME of her possessions. but now shes in a ground floor flat, also on a flood plain the worry has increased .its not big enough to swing a cat in, little storage spage thats high up. most are base kitchen units and an under stairs cupboard. the river runs not far away from her. flood defenses have been put in a few years ago. but with global warming who knows. her only option would be to try to get upstairs to her neighbour above or other upstairs flats with 2 cats/her dog and laptop. at least. a feat on its own i bet. so WHY do they continue to build on flood plains?

    • Mike Sivier November 14, 2019 at 12:01 pm - Reply

      The land is cheap and the planning authorities are corrupt? That’s the best I can suggest.

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