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(not satire – it’s the UK today!)

I can’t really understand why flooding hasn’t been more of an issue during the Newark by-election campaign.

While southern parts of the UK such as the Thames Valley and Somerset got plenty of government cash after they were hit by flooding, northern areas such as Southwell in the Newark constituency were all but ignored.

But don’t just take my word for it.

In a little reported comment during a meeting yesterday with flood hit residents, Cameron himself admitted the area had been “forgotten“.

And a letter written by a local councillor to Tory Secretary of State for Communities Eric Pickles about the government’s decision to refuse financial help for victims of flooding in Nottinghamshire while dishing it out to Thames Valley and Somerset victims didn’t even get a reply from Pickles.

If the Tories really are heading for a comfortable win in Newark – all I can say is the voters there must have very, very short memories.


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