Summer of 2007 has perhaps brought one of the greatest natural disasters that this country has seen for a very long time with the flooding that has occurred in the south-east and west midlands of England. Furthermore, Labour Government has completely failed to deal with the growing problem never mind premeditate it. Oh, they can talk about climate change though.
Despite consistent flooding around England since 2000 added to the fact of climate change no active premeditated response has occurred except for typical sound bites. In fact a story was linked to The Times on July 1st that Government intended cutting funding for flood defences until 2011, I wonder if this is still so? Gordon Brown has managed to draw up £18 million relief fund for the devastated areas but what future plans has he drawn up to combat future flooding?
Opposition must draw the public to this lack of planning and organisation to the publics attention. Ming Campbell has already visited Hull stating...
"Last week there were no preparations put in place despite early severe weather warnings"
How true. Typical New Labour. Deal with the problem once the problem has occurred, it was the same in 2000 with Petrol Crisis, 2001 with foot and mouth and 2003 Fire strike (lets forget about the post strikes...have some pity). Unfortunately for Labour there policy announcements since 1997 are about 10 steps ahead of its policy strategy planning. By time it catches up a new policy announcement happens on the same issue.
Events are certainly against David Cameron at the moment. Cameron is stuck in Rwanda (which normally would of been a good public relations trip for a future Prime Minister) when he may want to be in the UK dealing with a incompetent Government and flooding.
One can never see the future but can plan for it. Getting it right is the trick. At least Cameron planing but what a Government.