The flooding

It seems there is a political storm gathering pace about the Environment Agency’s refusal to dredge numerous rivers, especially those on the Somerset levels. The eco-loons in charge there unilaterally decided the levels should be reclaimed by the sea, only they forgot to inform the communities who have been living there for the best part of two hundred years. Why? its hard to say, but it seems a misanthropic desire to let ‘nature’ take its course coupled with the cover of EU directives to the same effect. Never mind that the destruction of the levels will wipe out all the hedgerow wildlife. The flooding has probably killed more badgers than the cull ever did.

Here’s a handy PR tip to Lord Smith, when telling people not to buy houses built on flood planes, it helps if you were actually doing your best to help them in the first place, for example doing the bare minimum of say dredging rivers, rather than just writing them off. Dredging rivers is a cheap and effective way of reducing flooding and it is eminently possible to do it for both town and countryside, in fact if you want to protect towns you have to do it in the countryside. The Somerset levels also have numerous farmers who are more than willing to pay for it because their livelihoods depend on it.

Also a handy tip to Eric Pickles, who has well and truly squandered the the good will he was generating in Tory circles by his idiotic suggestion that foreign aid will reduce flooding. Erm how exactly? How will India’s space program or a tin pot african dictator’s new private jet stop it from raining in Britain? Because before ‘climate change’ it never rained in winter did it?…

Reminds me of a song.

Come gather ’round people
Wherever you roam
And admit that the waters
Around you have grown
And accept it that soon
You’ll be drenched to the bone
If your time to you
Is worth savin’
Then you better start swimmin’
Or you’ll sink like a stone
For the times they are a-changin’.


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