Conservatives caught in U-bend on sewage

Posted on: 24th October 2021

Conservative MPs found themselves up to their necks in controversy. This over plans to water-down previous EU environmental regulations to prevent raw sewage discharges.

A few Government MPs made much of their voting against their Party. But, even they trotted out a defence of the Government line. Government ministers eventually caved-in and ostensibly accepted that our rivers and coast are more important than the profits of the relatively risk-free, profit-engineering private water companies which must be more answerable for their actions.

Many believe they’re been shamed into doing a U-turn. Job done, so to speak! However, I’m not convinced…