Monday, 10 February 2014
"Now is not the time to apportion blame for the flooding"
The simple truth is that the Environment Agency planned for the Somerset Levels to be flooded as part of a deliberate policy to encourage animal habitats, "biodiversity" and "sustainability".
In 2008 the EA divided areas threated by flooding into 6 categories, from "Policy Option One" where flood prevention was to be a priority to "Policy option six" where flooding was to be encouraged. See here for further details.
The Somerset Levels were in group Six. Now, if the government wises to prevent flooding in the UK it has to gain EU approval to do so.
This revelation could, should, hand a massive vote to UKIP in any election. Instead their councillor in Oxfordshire blames gay marriages! Nigel Farage's handling of the flooding issue should tell us a lot about his real role in politics. A genuine patriot or the leader of yet another state sponsored safety-valve.