A man who had built a giant wall out of clay and soil around his son's house in the village of Moorland to stem rising flood waters has called on Lord Smith to "chuck that red tape out the window."
Joe Notaro said: "That man on top wants to get his act together and chuck the red tape out the window."
He added: "They're wasting money on all these reports, they want to get real. We've trying to save the birds..badgers, rabbits....what we want to do is save our village."
As the flood crisis has escalated, so has the practicality of the footwear and clothing worn by Britain's politicians.
David Cameron has donned his wellies to visit Britain's flood-stricken areas, but was it all too late?
As the Westminster blame game rages on, the government must show victims of the catastrophic flooding that it has a grip on the crisis.