Years they have gone on, years and boring years about climate change and leading the way in responding and pointing at global warmers as baddies (like China and India busy overtaking every measure of economic efficiency and growth we could think of).
Tony Blair prides himself on being the pathfinder for responsible and green behaviour; spine chilling warnings issued from his Labour lips for a decade. His mad chancellor issued scottish -accented reproofs about us driving Land Rover Defenders.
Nick Drew says it all - where was their money when they were mouthing-off? Putting in place flood defences? Ensuring a properly funded catastrophe service? Appointing professionals in the Fire Service, rivers authorities, water supply firms, electrical power generation and delivery companies, committing reserve funds to highways and rail links for extreme conditions? Too costly for poor England? Then surely Labour and its nomenklatura-staffed agencies was cleaning out the drains, repairing river banks, providing alternative water courses for flood waters?
After all, this is seventeenth century technology - ask the Dutch, ask Cambridge historians: The Draining of the Fens provides an excellent account of how to cope with flood plains and marshland in rainy weather.
The English don't even have wellington boots.
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