Without doubt 2014 in Britain will be remembered as the year of the floods and storms.Let us hope that this does not happen on this scale every year in Britain. Because if it does it means that this country will face serious problems for the future.
I do not intend to speculate in this blog what is the cause of the severe storms and flooding in Britain this year whether it is caused by man made global warming or sunspots as I am no experts on this subject. However without doubt the governments handling of the crisis has been awful the lack of immediate action on the crisis allied to the cuts in the flooding defence budget in recent years. However the opposition Labour Party,s response has also been timid particularly their half hearted attacks on the governments handling of the crisis. Perhaps they realise that to really solve the problem would cost an enormous amount of money.
However the idea that I really want to put forward in this blog is that what the floods crisis really shows is that we are in in together when it really comes down to it. Many of the severe floods have taken place in rural well to do regions of the South of England and many of the people affected by the floods probably have an I’m all right jack attitude. However in a major climate crisis like we are having in Britain right now it shows that even these people need the help of the rest of the community and cannot get by without the help of others.
So the present British floods and storms crisis shows that we all need the help of others and the rest of the community in times of crisis. So it shows the bankruptcy of right wing Social Darwinist neo liberal ideology. The crisis can only be solved through building an economy based on mutual co-operation, a major flood defence Marshall aid type plan and helping others.
Have a nice weekend all.