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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.

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

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.

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.

Human and animal sewage contaminate flood water

18 February 2014
Flood waters bring contamination from overflowing sewers and drains.

Ministers try to avoid deluge of blame

18 February 2014
Tory ministers and top civil servants have played a dizzying blame game in recent weeks. 

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.

Flood defence cuts could put nuclear sites at risk

18 February 2014
Flood defence projects around nuclear sites were among those that didn’t go ahead because of funding cuts.

Tory recovery hopes sink in the flood fury

18 February 2014
The storms that have battered Britain this winter have exposed the government’s complacency in the face of climate change.

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.

Firefighters providing essential flood support face cuts

18 February 2014
Firefighters have been rescuing those trapped by the floods across Britain.

Tory floods soundbite rebounds on Cameron

18 February 2014
The prime minister has retracted his ‘Money no object’ for flood victims promise, writes Dave Sewell

Rising waters continue to wreak havoc in Somerset

11 February 2014
Two months of floods have wreaked chaos in Somerset. Scores of families have been evacuated from flooded villages such as Moorland. Some homes have been flooded several times since winter began.

Widespread chaos after floods sweep Britain

11 February 2014
Floods and storms swept over wide areas of southern England, Wales and the Midlands last week.

Take on the system to stop climate chaos

11 February 2014
 Now that parts of their beloved Eton College are under flood water, you might expect even the Tories to get serious about climate change. 

Flooded in Somerset—and hit by the Tory bedroom tax

11 February 2014
Disabled Lucie Almond is still living in a council-owned bungalow in Bridgwater, Somerset, that first flooded on 3 January.

Tories laid the ground for Britain's flood crisis

11 February 2014
Services cut by politicians would have protected tens of thousands of people, writes Dave Sewell

Tories’ planning policies are behind flooding crisis

04 February 2014
Tory environment secretary Owen Paterson has slashed grants to poor farmers while increasing grants for clearing land, writes Dave Sewell

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