It's clear that the EA have a way to go if they are to recover the confidence of inhabitants of the Somerset Levels - really - is this just coincidence? - or does it illustrate some jitteryness about the quality of welcome for senior EA officials down there? An inept bit of photo-op or a not so subtle signal to the uppity natives ?
We wonder where Richard Creswell has gone - the EA SW regional director covering the Somerset area is essentially MIA and seems to have been quietly disappeared - one wonders if he's been gagged and paid off like so many folk involved in EA shennanigans... how much we wonder?
Mr Jordan seems keen to be seen associated with "gifts to the natives" - but rather less keen to address the consequences of his actions in the matter of Somerset Levels drainage management in the past eh?
George Monbiot has a piece about official impunity from the consequences of their actions up at the moment in The Guardian that I feel is relevant and worth a read ....
and finally, other more trivial news... Environment Agency signs tell truck drivers to simultaneously turn both left and right at access point to flood alleviation scheme (h/t Henry) - we know EA officials like to have things everywhichway - but a step too far in this case :-)