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The Government are shirking responsibility for flooding – Tim Farron

by jamesbaker on 27 January, 2016

CPlflkrW8AAkv6VCommenting on reports that the Government may force the bill of flood defences on local taxpayers, Tim Farron, Leader of the Liberal Democrats and MP for Westmorland and Lonsdale, said:

“Not only are the government not paying the bill that currently exists, they are now supporting a tax rise. For a party that talks a lot about responsibility they are shirking it at every opportunity.

“Glenridding was flooded three times in a fortnight in December and now it is flooding again.
“Rather than helping communities all the government are doing is saying, pay a few more pounds and fix the problem yourself. I’m sure ministers will be there to cut the ribbon with a high vis jacket on. The North deserves better than this.”
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