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Priorities: Boris Johnson fails to visit flooded areas in UK, yet makes time to extend Syria sanctions

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18.02.2020

That tells us everything about its priorities.

During the general election campaign Boris Johnson and his team made a big thing of being on the side of ‘ordinary people.’ But just two months after the poll, which resulted in Tory victory, the promises are all looking a bit hollow.

The UK has recently witnessed some of its worst ever winter floods. Storm Ciara — which hit the country earlier in February was followed last weekend by Storm Dennis — for which many communities paid a very high price. At time of writing more than 200 flood warnings are in place, including 10 severe or ‘danger to life’ warnings. Five people have died and the cost to homes and businesses has been enormous. And it could all get a whole lot worse, with more rain forecast.

Yet, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has gone missing in action. No, he hasn’t been swept away down river, he just prefers to stay and work from a 115-room mansion in Kent.

It is a scandalous dereliction of duty. There’s only one place the British Prime Minister should be this week — in the worst-affected parts of the country — in his Barbour and wellies — showing some proper leadership. It is after all what former Prime Minister Gordon Brown did when Britain was affected by bad summer floods in........

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