Charles criticises 'tragedy' of slow response to flooding

The Prince of Wales has criticised efforts to help those affected by the floods, saying: "The tragedy is that nothing happened for so long." He made the remarks during a visit to Somerset to meet victims and see the damage caused.

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Flood defence not 'either or' between town and country

Protecting the public from floods does not come to down to an "either or" choice between town and country, the shadow environment minister told Daybreak.

Maria Eagle said a better understanding of the challenges posed by climate change was the answer to solving the flooding crisis.

She also criticised the environment minister Owen Patterson for being part of the "headless chicken brigade" of climate sceptics and said he needed to "get on with it".

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