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Cameron Bids to Soothe Tensions Over Handling of Floods

Prime Minister David Cameron moved to ease tensions between politicians and the Environment Agency over the response to floods across southern England, saying all involved must focus on helping those affected.

Cameron made his second trip in four days to the flood-hit southwest yesterday, seeking to show he’s making the subject a priority. The visit came after Communities Secretary Eric Pickles, the minister currently in charge of the flood response, and Environment Agency Chairman Chris Smith traded accusations over the handling of the crisis.