Floods, floods, floods, floods and still more floods – an Act of God, or a Dereliction of Duty by our Governments?

      The Environment Agency continues to issue flood warnings galore (still about a hundred and fifty) for mostly the North West and the North East of England, but now also Southwest and Wales – they come at three different levels Severe (warning of danger to life), Warning (flood expected, so immediate action required), Alert (flooding possible, […]

Should the United Kingdom State do ‘MORE’ – or ‘LESS’?

The polls show that the majority, and nearly double the number of people, think that the State should actually do more than it does now, than think it should do less – does that surprise us all then? If we look at the political parties then, those in favour of doing LESS include the Conservatives, […]

UK Coastal Defences & Flood Defences – in your Dreams!

The flooding has stopped for now, and the water will gradually recede from the devastated areas. Land will recover eventually and property will be dried out, buildings will be repaired, and millions of pounds in insurance will be paid out. Sorted then? Certainly not! People have died, individuals have been injured, lives have been destroyed, […]