Tuesday, February 11, 2014

The simple way for the government to respond to the flood crisis is to set up a state-backed insurance scheme to cover flooding.

That way householders who are flooded (and there are not all that many of them, despite the sensationalist reporting) can be whisked away to hotels while their properties are sorted out.

Government ministers can pose as benevolent benefactors.

And the total cost will not be all that great.

Come to think of it, we already have a National Insurance scheme - all the government has to do is announce that this will now also cover flood damage due to rain or tides.

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