And so the fact that the South of England has been experiencing the driest period since 1933 has got absolutely nothing to do with it?Me wrote:There is a need to conserve water -- but HM Govt aren't coming clean about the reasons. They couldn't embarrass Two-Jags by admitting that his crazy escalation of house-building in the south east means that everyone else has to use less water.
All the talk about new houses causing a water shortage is just an excuse to attack the government's social objective of providing new homes, which is entirely laudable. I can just imagine what the press would make of an announcement that all new home building was to be banned so that people with gardens can water their dahlias. They would suddenly start pointing to the lack of rain.