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Saturday, 4 January 2014

Environment Agency in the news

Doom Lite™ is a premier brand that the 350 odd "communicators"/ PR & Marketing folk at the Environment Agency feed and water assiduously - they noticed it was a bit sad and droopy after being left over the winter break and are now attempting to resuscitate it - via thousands of Tweets, Facebook, Press Association, Ministerial briefings and "media contacts" - back to the grindstone and time to work off some of that holiday sloth. I fully expect to see some RSI claims after all that clicking. Water levels rising,  rain, wind - some snow and I'd believe it was winter and no doubt the EA PR boys n girls will fill our media with adverts for even more Doom Lite™ and seek all sorts of product placement opportunities and be offering helpful advice on how to stop your snowman melting.

That said their efforts have paid off with a certain amount of hand waving and stuff from the mainstream media - but, as we know here - they probably don't want people looking too closely and they want full control of the media agenda... 

All the coverage has got some people sniffing around that we're sure would be regarded as unwelcome at Horizon House and Millbank Tower  - namely the politically active Guido Fawkes and the widely respected Bishop Hill blogs - attracted by all the hoo-ha...

Probably not the EA's intended result :-) - but a brilliant result for honorary member of the West Wiltshire EA fan club Henry at Inside The Environment Agency

Whilst we appreciate people are looking at the EA - it's the feeling here that even though they might be overstaffed - that shouldn't mean that they perpetrate serious naughtiness with impunity - destroying livelihoods and damaging businesses that employ people for no better reason that undiluted self indulgence and we'd like (obviously I suppose) that some light be put on the delinquency that accompanies the remarkable bloat and lack of any effective control or oversight (or even remedy!).

Anyway - in a world full of unintended consequences there's a doozy doing the rounds if you haven't been following the saga (it's a memorable one) down in Antarctica - yet another Hitler bunker spoof  has emerged and although the language is a bit fruity - the message is clear. 

More on the saga in the ice at Watts up With That (WUWT)

The overview (zillions of comments - so slow loading)
A list of related posts (up to date story)

Oh... I almost forgot .... 

The Environment Agency responded to my Freedom of Information request
from December - on Christmas Eve!!!
(shocked I was - thought they'd ignore me like Mr Weston)

 (and a few other details.... - a separate post on this later)


  1. See what you mean - looks like the EA will have a record year for flood alerts after the 2013 record year for flood alerts - according to this BBC piece

    I'm pretty fed up with being told (woe!) "it's raining" or "it's windy" in winter by a bunch of people in plush offices who on far too many occasions can't be arsed to even look out the window - who also duplicate work done by the Met office - who also won't look out the dam window....

    It's getting to the stage where nothing is normal anymore and any "weather" triggers these twits to start braying unprecedented! , be afraid! RIP common sense....

  2. OK - I clicked expected to see an EA Downfall spoof - that was good - but where's the real McCoy?


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