e-mail from Ian 1/8/07

The EA stopped dredging  10-15 yeas ago and sold the dredgers for next to nothing. The sum of 3000 comes to mind. The second hand value of the fittings alone made them an absolute steal.  

The river is silted up and lacks it's former capacity.  

I gather the water shortages were associated with similar problems in the canal system, following privatisation.

What we need is a champion to form a party that highlights the utter incompetence, abuse and integrity issues within politics today and provides a bit of competition.  They are too comfortable and underachieve.