Not only did Cameron fail to act, his Government actually cut the spending to flood protection when he came to power making the problem worse for everyone.
So the next time you’re trapped upstairs due to flooding and you’re shouting out of the window for help – don’t worry. Expect a dingy with fully trained personnel to take your money for foreign aid – because that will stop more UK floods.
If you’re feeling a bit of deja vu about David Cameron’s statements regarding the Somerset floods, you’re not alone.
The Prime Minister has returned to London this afternoon to hold a press conference and tell the media what he has learned from his tour of the floods in Somerset. It’s not the first time he’s “learned” things from flood visits.
On 18 December 2009, six months before he became Prime Minister, Cameron visited the town of Dumfries which had been hit by flooding, killing a police officer. He had this to say: