Saturday 15 February 2020 / 10:10 PM Environment

Storm Dennis reality of climate crisis – Luke Pollard

Luke Pollard MP, Labour’s Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, responding to the heavy rains, floods and high winds brought on by storm Dennis, said: 

“As Britain is battered by further storms I want to thank emergency services, the military, local councils and volunteers for protecting homes and businesses from flooding.

 “As the climate crisis deepens extreme weather will become more frequent and severe. That is why Labour is calling on Ministers to recognise that they are not doing enough to fund flood protections especially for communities that have repeatedly been flooded.

“It is simply not good enough for Ministers to shrug their shoulders as homes are flooded again. We need a new strategy to protect homes, working with communities that are underwater. Austerity doesn’t protect homes and businesses and that’s why we need a properly funded plan to prevent flooding and fast”.