What no-one has yet adequately explained is why the Dutch, with their refusal to give up so much as a square centimetre of sea-won land back to the brine, is getting away with it? It costs of course - they pay £4bn a year for sea defence compared to the UK's £0.5bn - but I don't see the EU harassing the Binnenhof. And they're not even protecting their pumping stations against Baroness Young's enviro-terrorists and their limpet mines.
Could it be that whilst Richard North is undoubtedly correct, the EU policy is just too attractive to the Treasury not to be implemented?
|Dutch Pumping Station that Lady Young wants to destroy 'with a limpet mine'|