Environment Agency

Charles Moore’s Notes: Corbyn’s shambolic reshuffle should not distract us from the fact that he is gaining control of Labour

16 January 2016 9:00 am

No amount of reports in the press that Jeremy Corbyn’s shadow cabinet-making is farcical and his party is divided should…

Why can’t we go Dutch on flood defence?

2 January 2016 9:00 am

As the chairman of the Committee on Climate Change, Lord Deben, observed this week, there is a bizarre dislocation between…

The Environment Agency cares more about wildlife than people

22 February 2014 9:00 am

The Environment Agency may not be much use to humans, but it does great things for the depressed river mussel

Britain needs small government, not weak government. That means strong flood defences

15 February 2014 9:00 am

There is nothing inevitable about the by now familiar sight of residents being towed away from flooded homes, of shops…

Portrait of the week: as the waters continue to rise

15 February 2014 9:00 am

Home Floods grew worse in the West Country. The village of Moorland, Somerset, was abandoned. Then the Thames flooded, from…

If David Cameron can't get the floods right, all his hopes will wash away

15 February 2014 9:00 am

It is all hands to the pump in Downing Street. The entire No. 10 operation from the Prime Minister down…

Revealed: how green ideology turned a deluge into a flood

15 February 2014 9:00 am

The ideology that created an unnatural disaster

Floods of incompetence - why Chris Smith should resign from the Environment Agency

8 February 2014 9:00 am

When Prince Charles arrived in Somerset to meet some of those caught up in the disaster which in five weeks…

The Spectator's Notes: Quangos - a world of perfect hypocrisy

8 February 2014 9:00 am

The accusation that the Tories have been installing their people in public appointments should evoke only a hollow laugh. They…

The quango state: how the left still runs Britain

8 February 2014 9:00 am

David Cameron’s government continues to subsidise its critics

Portrait of the week

1 February 2014 9:00 am

Home Britain’s gross domestic product grew by 1.9 per cent last year, the most since 2007, according to the Office…

What medieval farmers knew – and the Environment Agency doesn't

1 February 2014 9:00 am

Our neighbour Philip Merricks is a farmer on Romney Marsh, 90 per cent of whose land is below sea level.…

Letters

9 November 2013 9:00 am

Counting on the country Sir: I spent many hours helping to canvas for local Conservative candidates before the last two…