Environment Agency's former chair wades into floods debate

Sir John Harman says the government must avoid a knee-jerk response to the floods and increase flood spending. It must also overhaul how the agency funds waste crime work

by Alex Marshall
Temporary flood defences along the river Severn at Bewdley, Worcestershire (photograph: Environment Agency)
Temporary flood defences along the river Severn at Bewdley, Worcestershire (photograph: Environment Agency)

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