Dirty diving


A couple of weeks ago I blogged about the problems of raw sewage flowing into the Thames after heavy rain. It’s still happening and a report in today’s Guardian says that people using the river for water sports are at risk.
The solution is a new super-sewer – something we Liberal Democrats have been demanding for years. The Government has finally given way, but their delays mean that the new system will not be ready until 2020 – 8 years after London’s Olympics. All of which makes the latest Olympic lottery theme – Dive in and support the Games! – rather unfortunate.   

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