Government’s role is to build flood defences

Our hopeless Prime Minister shows yet again how little he understands commerce.

He says, and I quote, “We need to take a tough line with insurance companies to make them do what they are supposed to do and insure people’s houses.” Well yes, but at a premium commensurate with risk reward to a free society.

Some people, very sadly, will not find insurance because the risk of flooding is too high. It is the nature of insurance, it is not the role of Government to interfere. Where will it end? Teenage boys’ driving insurance, life assurance for the terminally ill?

Mr Cameron, Government’s role is defence of the realm, the Queen’s peace, open highways, keeping the drains clear and building flood defences, that’s it.

Godfrey Bloom, UKIP MEP for Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire

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