Richard Murphy, the tax justice campaigner credited with devising Corbynomics this summer, hit back angrily against the calls. Writing on his Tax Research UK blog, Mr Murphy aimed his fire at Mr Danczuk: “The economic illiteracy that underpins the crassness and even callousness of his comment is what angers me.
“The economic illiteracy that I refer to is Danczuk’s obvious belief that we have a choice of either doing overseas development aid or flood relief . . . It is very obvious that we do have the resources to undertake all necessary flood defence works, and we can at the same time fund overseas aid.”
The actual problem is nothing to do with money anyway. It’s the EU’s insane insistence that we shouldn’t be dredging rivers at all which is.