Is Eric Pickled?

So, Eric Pickles has waded into the debate on what to do about the flooding (if not into the actual floodwaters) and has declared that no money can be diverted from the bottomless pit of overseas aid to assist British citizens suffering a disaster on the grounds that the money will be spent to combat … Continue reading

Time To Take The Blame, Lord Smith!

It is, of course, a triumph of optimism over experience that we should expect a former Labour Minister to apologise for or even acknowledge their mistakes, for the Blairite/Brownite debacle was never one for taking the blame. But, it is especially rich of Lord Smith, head of the Environment Agency, to defend himself by pointing … Continue reading