Huhne: Labour has failed on flood protection

by Stephen Tall on July 24, 2007

Chris Huhne is extensively quoted in today’s Guardian following his revelations that the Labour government failed to overhaul flood defences and drainage after problems were highlighted by a Department for the Environment review three years ago.

“The government has been looking at an integrated approach for more than three years, but did not act on its own analysis in 2005. Ministers have been in and out of the revolving door at the department, and now we are to have another review to look at exactly the same issues again.”

The full Guardian report is here; the official Lib Dem press statement is here.