Tories ignored expert flood advice and courted austerity. Behold the results | Simon Wren-Lewis

Tories ignored expert flood advice and courted austerity. Behold the results | Simon Wren-Lewis The Pitt review predicted the current crisis in 2008. Why did Conservative governments refuse to listen?It has become an almost annual event. Heavy rain leads to widespread flooding, and people claim that we didn’t see it coming. Except we did. In 2007 the UK experienced a series of floods and the government commissioned a report from Michael Pitt, which stated: “The scale of the problem is, as we know, likely to get worse. We are not sure whether last summer’s events were a direct result of climate change, but we do know that events of this kind are expected to… Source – Full Article https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/feb/23/tories-ignored-flood-advice-austerity-pitt-review