With Environment Agency boss Chris Smith on the ropes after a disastrous visit (VIDEO) to flooded Somerset on Friday, Eric Pickles — the cabinet minister with responsibility for flood prevention — decided to make some smug comments before, errr, apologising himself:
“I don’t see myself becoming the advocate of the ‘Save Chris Smith’ campaign or printing ‘Save The Environment Agency One’ T-shirts.”
Suffice it to say his remarks have backfired:
Owen Paterson has protested to the Prime Minister over Eric Pickles' comments on flooding and the Environment Agency. http://t.co/Ee25EFPjLg
— PoliticsHome (@politicshome) February 10, 2014
Clegg sides with Chris Smith against Pickles: "I don’t think now is the time to point the finger of blame".
— Tom Newton Dunn (@tnewtondunn) February 10, 2014
At this rate Eric Pickles is going to have to apologise to the Env' Agency for having apologised for listening to Env' agency.
— Iain Martin (@iainmartin1) February 10, 2014
Anyone for a 4XL?