While the parliamentary Labour Party’s current woes are undeniable, giddy Tory MPs seem to be losing perspective on matters outside the Westminster bubble — i.e. that much of the North of England was recently under water.
With the flood defence blame game set to kick off in the Commons this week, spare a thought for the residents of Pooley Bridge, Cumbria.
With notorious climate change sceptic Owen Paterson at loggerheads with his own prime minister over whether extreme flooding is linked to climate change, Scrapbook loves this little stunt from Greenpeace. And this is the advert they’re looking to put in the Times tomorrow (they already have the Guardian in the bag). Funding to mitigate the […]
A council leader in one of the worst hit areas by the floods has responded to a residents’ questions on the crisis by blaming them (VIDEO): “If people want to live by the river, that’s up to them.” Spelthorne Borough resident Jason McCarthy had started to film councillor Robert Watts as he was walking off — […]
UPDATE: Tory spinners have been in touch to clarify: “The Votewatch listing that you cite refers to a recorded vote on Paragraph 2, part 3 of the resolution only. Therefore, the part of the resolution that Conservative MEPs voted against was this particular element”. However the Tories still abstained in the final vote — refusing to […]
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 […]