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Whatever it costs (2)

Our dear Prime Minister was deeply concerned about the flooding in the Thames Valley around Oxfordshire (where his constituency is), Buckinghamshire and Berkshire (where Theresa May’s constituency is).

Money is no object in this relief effort. Whatever money is needed we will spend it.
BBC News Website 11 February 2014: UK floods: PM says money ‘no object’ in relief effort

Nice to know (then); what about now?

Dear Mr Cameron,

You may not have noticed that in one of your Northern Provinces (not the one that has sufficient political umph to vote for independence) there is extreme flooding (again). Please say again:

Money is no object in this relief effort. Whatever money is needed we will spend it.

Show you care – some of the flooded are Conservatives and have just got back into their houses after the last floods and Christmas is less than three weeks away..

  • In Carlisle – Carlisle Constituency (Conservative)
  • In Appleby in Westmorland – Penrith and Borders Constituency (Conservative – Your Flooding Minister) (not the Lib Dem Westmorland and Lonsdale Constituency)
  • In Corbridge – Hexham Constituency (Conservative)

Keswick is in Copeland (Labour) and Cockermouth is in Workington (again Labour) so you have nothing to gain there – but it would probably look good if they got similar treatment as your northern conservative constituencies – who themselves are hopefully as worthy as those in Oxfordshire (where your constituency is), Buckinghamshire and Berkshire (where Theresa May’s constituency is).

You want a 7 day a week NHS, how about a 7 day a week Conservative Government? Flooding like illness does not follow office hours.

Not yours
One of the chippy northern provincials

P.S. you will be delighted to find that property and labour in this area is cheaper than yours so if you choose to do the right thing it won’t cost as much as it did in the Thames Valley.

 

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  1. David Cameron’s response to “problems up north” became clear today:

    “After every flood, the thing to do is sit down, look at the money you’re spending, look at what you’re building, look at what you’re planning to build in the future and ask, is it enough?”BBC News Website, 7 December 2015 : Storm Desmond: Thousands of people flooded out of homes

    So for the Thames Valley, Mr Open Wallet; for the North, Mr Tight Wad

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