THE body of a man who lost his life in the Desmond storm floods was found in the swollen River Kent yesterday.
The tragedy led the government to pledge it would “look again” into flood defences, while Labour pointed the finger at the Prime Minister’s “broken promises.”
This year’s figures on flood defence spending revealed a shocking £115 million cut to the budget, after a £820.6m was spent last year.
Shadow environment secretary Kerry McCarthy said: “The first priority, of course, is to make sure people are safe and get them back in their homes, but people are rightly fearful that this will happen again.
“It is not enough for David Cameron to promise that ‘money is no object’ after serious floods happen.
“The government needs to do everything it can to protect people’s homes and businesses before flooding occurs.”