Europe has stopped us tackling flood problems
What has not been admitted by the Government or the Environmental Agency about the floods around the country is their inability to effectively act properly to resolve the situation.
Like everything else in our country, we now have to obey the countless directives dictated from Brussels, in this case putting wildlife ahead of dredging rivers to protect humanity.
In other areas, EU directives - such as open borders and the single market, with the free movement of people and goods within the member states - impact on immigration, our infrastructure and jobs.
This has not been helped by successive Labour and the Tory-led coalition Government, which has continued to tinker with our education system, leading to many school leavers without the skills needed to get on the jobs ladder.
The only way we are going to change things for the benefit of future generations is to stop voting for the very political parties who have caused and continue to be responsible for their problems.
Philip Griffiths, North-West President
UK Independence Party