Wednesday 1 March 2017

Floods, trolleys and the politics of fear

Real problems fester for decades, while the chancers stage another political panto, writes Gene Kerrigan

Gene Kerrigan

Gene Kerrigan

Cartoonist: Tom Halliday
Cartoonist: Tom Halliday

Deep in all our hearts, we know the floods will come again, and again, down through the years to come.

Deep in all our hearts, we know the chaos in A&E will persist through the winter and into the spring and it will be there when winter returns.

The A&E crisis is a late 20th-century problem. The parade of promises to provide effective flood defences go back to before most of us were born.

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