YP Letters: Worthless words won’t hold back the flooding

Eight-year-old James Spencer helps clear up the flood damage on Bridge Street, Tadcaster.'29th December 2015.'Picture : Jonathan Gawthorpe
Eight-year-old James Spencer helps clear up the flood damage on Bridge Street, Tadcaster.'29th December 2015.'Picture : Jonathan Gawthorpe
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From: Mervyn Jackson, Belper, Derbyshire.

MY sympathies go to the people who have suffered because of the recent floods. I totally agree with your Editorial stating that the Prime Minister needs to come up with action rather than false promises. As Tom Richmond states (The Yorkshire Post, January 2), David Cameron’s record is to give us “worthless empty words.”

Your readers are rightly angry at this and previous governments’ failures with their building on flood plains, lack of dredging and insufficient money. I suggest that, when the PM continues his version of the truth by telling us that he has struck up a good deal on Europe, we all respond by voting to leave the EU. This would also allow our Government to take necessary action without the requisite seal of approval from Brussels.

From: Bob Crowther, High Street, Crigglestone, Wakefield.

DOZENS of suggestions have been put forward concerning prevention and remedies. In my humble opinion, this is a problem which has to be dealt with at source, namely, the construction of reservoirs up on the hills and moorlands. This is from where the majority of the surface water originates and by the harnessing of such water, it will obviously reduce the flow.