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Anger at the Tories after climate chaos sparks floods

Anger at the Tories after climate chaos sparks floods The damage caused by the floods across Britain has exposed the total failure to provide for people in danger.

‘The poor suffer the most’—Jakarta resident speaks out on floods

‘The poor suffer the most’—Jakarta resident speaks out on floods As the flood waters recede—at least for now—in Jakarta, Indonesia, residents are left trying to piece their lives back together

LETTERS - PM’s response to flooding shows he’s part of the elite

LETTERS - PM’s response to flooding shows he’s part of the elite Boris Johnson’s response to the flooding in South Yorkshire exposed that he doesn’t understand what it’s like to live on very little money (Socialist Worker, 20 November).

Anger at scale of floods in Fishlake

Anger at scale of floods in Fishlake Over 100 flood alerts were in place across Britain on Monday

After deadly floods - anger at authorities’ failures and Tory cuts

After deadly floods - anger at authorities’ failures and Tory cuts There is rising anger across Yorkshire and the Midlands at authorities’ ­failure to protect people from flooding.

Could this dam cope with a climate catastrophe?

Could this dam cope with a climate catastrophe? A dam holding around 1.3 million tonnes of water seemed set to collapse.

West leaves victims of South Asia floods to rot as homes are swept away in monsoon

05 September 2017
Over 1,200 people are dead, millions displaced and a third of Bangladesh is under water after devastating floods hit parts of South Asia.

‘Cops care more about property than people,’ say Houston activists after Storm Harvey

01 September 2017
Tens of thousands of people in Texas are in shelters facing an uncertain future

Chemical leaks threaten poorest suburbs in Houston's danger zones

31 August 2017
In the shadow of some of the world’s biggest oil refineries, Storm Harvey’s floodwaters brought dangerous toxins to poor black and Hispanic communities.

Flood victim slams the Tories - 'We're made to feel like beggars for asking for help'

29 January 2016
As thousands of people across Britain fear flooding, many are still reeling from the impact of floods last month. And they are angry at the lack of official support they have received.

After floods firefighters slam cuts—sack Tories not us

05 January 2016
I was responding to the floods in Greater Manchester on Boxing Day, pumping out water and

Tory spin on cuts doesn’t wash with flood victims

05 January 2016
People hit by flooding are turning their anger on David Cameron after Tory cuts to flood defences, councils and rescue services left them unprotected.

Tory cuts turn extreme weather into social disaster

28 December 2015
Heavy rain on Boxing Day led to flooding across large parts of northern England. Everywhere Tory cuts and privatisation have increased the devastation–and its impact on the poorest.

Furious flooded residents demand more than the ‘usual promises’ from Cameron

08 December 2015
Residents of Cumbria were furious with David Cameron as he came for a photo-op on Monday of this week.

Floods haven’t gone, but job cuts continue at the Environment Agency

04 March 2014
Fresh flood warnings were issued for the whole South West coast of England this week. Most of the Somerset Levels have remained underwater for yet another month. Many homes are still flooded.

Homes soaked due to flooding but vital jobs continue to be cut

25 February 2014
Even with homes still underwater in Somerset and large parts of the Thames Valley, Environment Agency (EA) bosses are pushing ahead with job cuts.

Insurance—a racket that helps rich firms get richer

25 February 2014
Many flood victims have found that insurance firms won’t pay up—while companies plot new ways to sell more worthless policies, reports Socialist Worker

David Cameron claims 'money no object' but they don't give a damn

18 February 2014
Hundreds of Kent flood victims listened with anger this week as officials explained that they could have to wait years for new flood defences.

No need to wait to resist the Tories

18 February 2014
 It’s time the Tories saw a real fight. They are under pressure. People blame them and their cuts for the chaos of their flooded homes. Polls show that 60 percent of people think that they have handled the floods badly.

Private energy firms profits as lights go out

18 February 2014
Hundreds of people went without power for five days or more following storms in Wales last week.

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