Sunday 22 January 2017

Floods, trolleys and the politics of fear

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

Published 10/01/2016 | 02:30

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.

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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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