This Site has found two Tweets that clearly describe the state of the United Kingdom on February 18, 2020.
Here’s the first:
A picture worth a thousand words.
Building on flood plains? pic.twitter.com/q1Fmb7P0un
— Verity Taster (@bridportshakesp) February 18, 2020
And the second:
Boris Johnson unveils Britain’s brand new, state-of-the-art flood defence system: pic.twitter.com/T6tphFxuYE
— Have I Got News For You (@haveigotnews) February 18, 2020
It isn’t funny, though.
— Pen Jf (@Humdiha) February 17, 2020
#Herefordshire is trending! It's not for good times though or because something amazing is going on, although it probably now has more lakes than the Lake District. It's because there is severe flooding & warns of more to come, risk to property & life.#herefordshirefloods2020 pic.twitter.com/TEAR1BdWNg
— Liz♿ (@bettyflorence23) February 17, 2020
And where is Boris Johnson?
It seems the prime minister has taken a leave of absence from his duties.
Having had the option of visiting the scenes of flooding across the UK, we find that Mr Johnson has instead taken up residence at Chevening, a grace-and-favour 115-room lakeside mansion in Kent.
It is not known what work Johnson is doing, what with Parliament being in recess.
This Writer reckons he has his work cut out just trying to avoid the recriminations over the employment of Andrew Sabisky, and the fact the nobody is willing to deny that Johnson holds the same racist, sexist, eugenicist and Nazi views.
He could have called an emergency meeting to discuss how to deal with the floods.
But has hasn’t.
He did before the general election, when he needed our votes.
But he doesn’t need them now, so he’s doing nothing.
We do have a comment, though – not from him, nor from his official spokesman, but from his deputy official spokesman. That’s how heavily this matter is weighing on Johnson’s mind.
His deputy official spokesman said: “The Prime Minister will continue to receive updates on the ongoing flooding situation. For anyone affected, flooding is terrible.”
Is that so?
I’m sure we’re all glad the deputy official spokesman is there to tell us these things!
Of course, there’s a lot of talk that this is the result of global warming.
But Johnson isn’t allowed to speak of such things. One of his many bosses, Donald Trump, has apparently forbidden him from acknowledging it, on pain of forfeiting a trade deal that will be vital to
Johnson’s I mean the UK’s prosperity in a post-Brexit world.
I wonder how prosperous the rest of us will be, with our fields and factories under water.
Oh, and let’s not forget that we wouldn’t all be in this mess…
If another Tory prime minister, David Cameron, hadn’t cut funding for flood defences nearly 10 years ago.
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