Well said. I have long believed that the Tories are creating a Principality of the wealthiest areas of this country and anything outside that bubble can rot. They’ve sold everything off and destroying the NHS taking us back to fiefdom were the poor are fodder for wars or forced into the prison system as cheap labour through criminalizing the homeless and debtors) (see US figures for incarceration). Building on flood plains is reckless to ay the least. Anyone buying a home there will suffer greatly as I am sure that as soon as all of these houses are sold, the insurance companies will put pressure on the Tories to take away their obligation to provide flood insurance. People will find themselves with a home that floods each year, no insurance and no help from the government.
By Daniel Margrain
James Bevan, the chief executive of the environment agency who said it was the job of the government to hold him to account, spoke out in support of its chairman, Philip Dilley. Bevan rebuffed criticism that the environment agency avoided telling journalists that Dilley was in Barbados at Christmas at the time of some of the worst flooding the UK has ever seen, while at the same time claiming he had been honest, transparent and straightforward. The paradox was not lost on this writer.
Meanwhile, according to analysis by the Committee on Climate Change, homes continue to be built in England’s highest flood risk areas at almost twice the rate of housing being built outside of flood plains. Housing stock in regions where flooding is likely at least once every thirty years has grown at a rate of 1.2 per cent every year since 2011. By contrast…
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