Could it be because he’s due to make millions by charging 20% VAT* on the repairs?
No connection obviously …
*Nope – it’s not the EU’s fault. Holland received an immediate VAT exemption on flood defences when it asked for it. Osborne hasn’t even bothered to ask for an exemption.
**Handing over millions in taxpayers money to his grouse shooting pals won’t be helping the situation much either.