S03 - Government Statement on Storm Desmond Watch

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Government Statement on Storm Desmond, TSR GovernmentThe unfortunate floods in the North West of England highlight only one thing, our nations flood defences are inadequate. On top of funding the local councils with whatever they need to deal with the crisis we also pledge to spend an extra £40m on flood defences to make sure something like this never happens again.

Our thoughts go with the families who've had to suffer, and those who are now without a place to call home for the time being. We will work to end the power cuts, clean the streets and drain the victim's homes, and our pledge should provide security for those who most need it.
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Terrific statement, the best we've ever seen!!!!
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Terrific statement, the best we've ever seen!!!!
I wonder who wrote it?
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I wonder who wrote it?
A don, that's who
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Not a very good statement; £40m is a token amount when £1bn of spending is needed by 2030 to protect Britain from floods.
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Not a very good statement; £40m is a token amount when £1bn of spending is needed by 2030 to protect Britain from floods.
This will be going to the areas affected by Storm Desmond, so mainly the Lancashire and Cumbria area.
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Not another government motion? And this is even worse than a token gesture, did Aph hack James?

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Not another government motion? And this is even worse than a token gesture, did Aph hack James?

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This is a statement, not a motion.
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Not another government motion? And this is even worse than a token gesture, did Aph hack James?

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It's not £40m will be enough for adequate flood defences in Lancashire and Cumbria.
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This is a statement, not a motion.
It was a joke, given that the motion blur in division should have was also a statement, bar the failures of Mr shaker and the author, and anybody what who saw it, putting it in and up as a motion.

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Not another government motion? And this is even worse than a token gesture, did Aph hack James?

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Ouch.
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At the risk of sounding insensitive i think we should have a ban of house building on areas prone to flooding.
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It was a joke, given that the motion blur in division should have was also a statement, bar the failures of Mr shaker and the author, and anybody what who saw it, putting it in and up as a motion.

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Ah. Fair enough
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At the risk of sounding insensitive i think we should have a ban of house building on areas prone to flooding.
Couldn't reasonably be an absolute ban, would have to be a tiered system based on likelihood of flooding, and it is siding largely in place already I think.

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At the risk of sounding insensitive i think we should have a ban of house building on areas prone to flooding.
It would probably be cheaper to just spent a **** load on flood defences.
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It would probably be cheaper to just spent a **** load on flood defences.
It's cheaper to keep spending money than not spending much?

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It's cheaper to keep spending money than not spending much?

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the damage of relocating all of those people and abandoning entire parts of the country would be massive economically.
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the damage of relocating all of those people and abandoning entire parts of the country would be massive economically.
When did Rakas mention all houses, I'm only seeing new houses included. And there is also a massive cost associated with building all the flood defences and every few years dealing with the aftermath of the floods that break the barriers.
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It's not £40m will be enough for adequate flood defences in Lancashire and Cumbria.
Define adequate.

While I appreciate the sentiment and agree with the statement I must point out that nature will always find a way; especially when we're seeing more and more unprecedented weather patterns.

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At the risk of sounding insensitive i think we should have a ban of house building on areas prone to flooding.
I thought there already was one?

It definitely affects insurance for existing houses

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