Monday 10 February 2020


Lisa Nandy has been criticised for a tweet in which she blamed yesterday's floods on 'austerity'.

Hebden Bridge is built at the confluence of two rivers and sits in a steep valley.  It has flooded more than 50 times in the last 250 years with the first recorded flood in 1748.  During that time many governments have come and gone, both red and blue.  Sadly for the residents of towns such as Hebden Bridge - bad weather persists and always will.  Trying to score cheap political points on the back of natural disasters is lame, especially if you're going to blame austerity.  Remind us again Lisa - why it is we have austerity in the first place?

"Dear Chief Secretary, I'm afraid there is no money"