Extraordinary attack on Cameron by Tory newspaper over floods

Pride's Purge

The Yorkshire Post is a staunchly Tory supporting newspaper. Its owners even used to be called the Yorkshire Conservative Newspapers Limited.

But the Cameron government’s desertion of northern areas to widespread flood damage seems to have changed all that.

In a scathing editorial – the normally loyal Tory newspaper has told Cameron his environment cabinet minister Liz Truss is “out of her depth” and his government’s response to the catastrophe is “too little and too late”:

“Ms Truss needs to be aware that the extra £280m being made available for Yorkshire’s flood defences is just a drop in the proverbial ocean – her latest utterances make no reference to the decision in 2011 to scrap a £180m scheme in Leeds which might have spared the West Yorkshire city from the worst of this week’s flooding damage. Such cost-cutting has proven to be a false economy.”

The newspaper has also lambasted Cameron’s…

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