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On 17/02/2020 at 09:30, Wolford6 said:

Seriously:

 - When I was a kid, Usk flooded regularly. A flood defence system was installed in the 1970s(?) and I haven't heard of it flooding again till today. I've often driven through with fields flooded really deeply on both sides of the entry road, but the village buildings safe and dry.

 - I don't think I've ever been to Nantgarw and am unaware if it's prone to flooding. However, as a monoglot pleb, I've consulted google and Nant = Stream and Garw = Rough. In Gwent, the Garw was a coal seam that was too narrow to justify large-shaft mining but not narrow enough to ignore. Colliers spent all day laid on their sides hacking it away. A horrible job.

 - I've never heard of Pontypridd being seriously flooded, but it's where the two Rhonddas merge. The place I'd expect to flood would be Abergavenny ... it's an area of flatland at the base of two sets of hills. It duly has done.

Here’s a couple I took today down in Bewdley. We’re actually having a short family break here and spent some of the day yesterday shifting sandbags with local folk. Tremendous spirit for a place under the cosh. I was really impressed by the engineering involved in this flood barrier. 

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9 hours ago, lucky 7 said:

Has johnson visited any areas hit by the latest storms like he did into the run up to the election?

Fortunately not. If I was at risk of flooding or had flooded, last thing I'd want is that buffoon on my doorstep. 

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On 20/02/2020 at 02:29, lucky 7 said:

Has johnson visited any areas hit by the latest storms like he did into the run up to the election?

Wrong thread, I'm afraid.  There s a separate section for political bigotry.

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On 20/02/2020 at 09:29, lucky 7 said:

Has johnson visited any areas hit by the latest storms like he did into the run up to the election?

He doesn't need to. He got there votes and that's all he was interested in.

He will cast them to the wind now until its election time again.

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23 hours ago, The Future is League said:

He doesn't need to. He got there votes and that's all he was interested in.

He will cast them to the wind now until its election time again.

When then PM Tony Blair turned up in similar circumstances, they told him in no uncertain terms where to go. Why would a pros bother just to be abused similarly. It’s not a party politics thing, just that it’s what happens to any PM after floods. 

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On 20/02/2020 at 02:29, lucky 7 said:

Has Johnson visited any areas hit by the latest storms like he did into the run up to the election?

 

7 minutes ago, Northern Eel said:

When then PM Tony Blair turned up in similar circumstances, they told him in no uncertain terms where to go. Why would a pros bother just to be abused similarly. It’s not a party politics thing, just that it’s what happens to any PM after floods. 

Couple of days ago on tv this was asked by a reporter of one of the ministers, who was there, and he replied something along the lines of 'The PM thinks if he did attend then his visit would take emergency workers away from their jobs of helping the victims ... and he would probably get an ear full as well'.

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12 hours ago, Jasper said:

 

Couple of days ago on tv this was asked by a reporter of one of the ministers, who was there, and he replied something along the lines of 'The PM thinks if he did attend then his visit would take emergency workers away from their jobs of helping the victims ... and he would probably get an ear full as well'.

It didn't stop him belated visiting flood victims prior to the general election

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Day 510 of the storms, gangs of feral trampolines roam the countryside killing indiscriminately.

Toupee makers have gone bankrupt.

Whole villages sacrifice ginger postmen to appease the vengeful storm gods.

No one remembers a time when we looked out of the window and didn’t say “**** sake”.

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