United Kingdom: David Cameron blames last Labour govt for flooding in Somerset

Guardian: David Cameron made a carefully controlled lightning visit to the flooded Somerset Levels on Friday and blamed the last Labour government for a pause in local river dredging in the late 1990s that he said had made the area more liable to flood. The prime minister's afternoon tour contrasted with a chaotic and rowdy visit by the beleaguered Environment Agency chairman Chris Smith, a former Labour minister, who earlier in the day rejected repeated calls for him to resign. Six weeks after the flooding......

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