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Tony Stephenson is off-line
12 February 2014 12:10
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Never mind all this political namecalling and blame - here are the real culprits where all this flooding is concerned!indecision

http://www.theguardian.com/science/brain-flapping/2014/jan/21/how-same-sex-marriage-causes-floods


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redbaron is onlineSilver Member
12 February 2014 12:12
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What some farmers quietly forget to mention is that they are paid to recompense them against damage if there fields are flooded. Some flooding of farm land is quite deliberate and part of the action taken, quite properly to divert water away from residential areas. If you challenge mother nature your will lose. The best you can do is work with her

People are frustrated and angry, which is an understandable reaction but a lot of the demands are unrealistic. You cannot prepare contingincies for every possible eventuality and this is a one in 250 year event. Are we to start demolishing and replacing all buildings that are not earthquake proof in case one of the faults in the UK has a major slip after millenia of stability?

Look at the homes shown many are modern buildings erected on known flood plains. Oh and during the previous governments tenure but as Bob said that does not count because you are not supposed to critisise Labour. Economy trashed? Not us guv, Hospitals not fit for the third world? Nah, all happend overnight the instant the Tory toffs took over. Schools? but they waz wunderful did u not see all them A levels wot our kids got.
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Neil Anderson is off-line
12 February 2014 12:30
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Quote from redbaron
What some farmers quietly forget to mention is that they are paid to recompense them against damage if there fields are flooded. Some flooding of farm land is quite deliberate and part of the action taken, quite properly to divert water away from residential areas. If you challenge mother nature your will lose. The best you can do is work with her

People are frustrated and angry, which is an understandable reaction but a lot of the demands are unrealistic. You cannot prepare contingincies for every possible eventuality and this is a one in 250 year event. Are we to start demolishing and replacing all buildings that are not earthquake proof in case one of the faults in the UK has a major slip after millenia of stability?

Look at the homes shown many are modern buildings erected on known flood plains. Oh and during the previous governments tenure but as Bob said that does not count because you are not supposed to critisise Labour. Economy trashed? Not us guv, Hospitals not fit for the third world? Nah, all happend overnight the instant the Tory toffs took over. Schools? but they waz wunderful did u not see all them A levels wot our kids got.



About 15 per cent of all properties in the capital are built on the Thames floodplain, according to the EA.
[reported in this Channel 4 news piece http://www.channel4.com/news/floods-crisis-london-underwater]

As virtually no houses have been built under the current government, you are right that they can't be blamed for building lots of homes on flood plains (or anywhere).

Were you a beneficiary of the government giving away Royal Mail to their friends and supporters ?
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Paul is off-lineSilver Member
24 February 2014 12:40
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Quote from redbaron
What some farmers quietly forget to mention is that they are paid to recompense them against damage if there fields are flooded. Some flooding of farm land is quite deliberate and part of the action taken, quite properly to divert water away from residential areas. .



Most of the flooded land in Somerset is grade 4 or even grade 5 in some cases, you don't make a living from that quality of land however long you farm it for - you keep horses for the weekend on it or a few sheep.
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