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It's not so much that the Servern Barrage is The Answer. Big concrete projects only make sense sometimes. It's more that for comparison purposes we could have had An Answer twenty years ago, instead of a massive and open-ended clean-up bill now.

That £73bn is wasted cash. It will not make the UK more sustainable, more fuel efficient, more secure, or nicer to look at when it's raining.

So I think the point is more about starting to apply pressure to the points of weakness - the links between the people who authorise this spending, and the people who benefit from it.

Perhaps a side order of shrieky tabloid ranting wouldn't hurt either, in the right places.

Hardly anyone seems to have noticed the irony of news like this coming out the day after the fuel protests, and Gordo's 'give me more oil or I'll cry' stern exchange of raised eyebrows with the oil boards.

by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Wed May 28th, 2008 at 10:03:49 AM EST
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