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EU Environmental Directives And UK Flooding – Feb 2014

Christopher Booker and Richard North (eureferendum.com)  have been chasing the link between flooding in Somerset and EU’s Habitats Directive 92/43/EEC and Water Framework Directive (WFD) 2000/60/EC.  So far they seem to have missed the earlier Birds Directive. The Birds Directive … Continue reading

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How To Create A Flood In Somerset In Pictures – Feb 2014

Then and now pictures of bridge at Burrow Mump show how easy it is to create a flood by not dredging. Photos originally from Richard Norths eureferendum.com   If you don’t know where Burrow Mump is here’s a map courtesy … Continue reading

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John Redwood Writes About EA Again – 10 Feb 2014

John Redwood has another post about EA on his blog today.  I left a comment which wasn’t approved so I’ll post it here. The post is titled Independent Bodies Can Cause Worse Problems Than Elected Ministers.  The post starts of … Continue reading

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Flooding Is EU And UK Government Policy – Feb 2014

Environment Agency has been much criticised over floods in southwest recently but they are simply implementing EU and UK government policy. This publication from John Gummer’s (aka Lord Deben) Climate Change Committee www.theccc.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/ASC-2013-Chap5_singles_2.pdf makes it explicit this is government policy, … Continue reading

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Somerset EA Spend £31million Flooding Farmland For Bird Sanctuary – Jan 2014

EA says it can not afford £4million to dredge Somerset Rivers but has spent £31million in Somerset knocking down sea walls (managed realignment) to flood farmland in order to create intertidal habitat for birds. 29 January 2014 Daily Mail has … Continue reading

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UK Parliament Debates Somerset Flooding – 22 Jan 2014

Here’s part of the debate, as recorded by Hansard   Mr Ian Liddell-Grainger (Bridgwater and West Somerset) (Con): I am delighted to be under your chairmanship once again, Mr Turner. I am also delighted to see my hon. Friends the … Continue reading

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