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Somerset flood spending 'driven by politics', say experts

It's nearly a year since TV screens were filled with furious locals protesting at the failure to drain the Somerset Levels.

They enlisted the outspoken support of their MP, stirred a political crisis, and got local flood management priorities overturned.

At the time, some warned that the Levels had attracted disproportionate attention as more populous areas of the country also faced floods.

The BBC's Roger Harrabin reports.

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