This will have very little effect on the army of twitter warriors who imagine Conservatives wish to see more sewage in the rivers; but for what it's worth, here's why we voted against the unworkable amendment last week to simply 'ban' sewage discharges. dannykruger.org.uk/news/what…

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Very strong and clear from @OwenPaterson here too
The misreporting of recent votes in Parliament on sewage & rivers would be comical if it weren't so dangerously inflammatory. [Thread] When we voted on storm overflows, we did not make it easier for companies to dump sewage in rivers. I am strongly opposed to sewage overflows…
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Replying to @danny__kruger
Ask yourself....why are you having to vote on this in the first place.
I kind of feel for MP's having to make a decision to have raw sewage backing up in to peoples houses..or let water companies discharge it. It's not an easy decision to make. But here is the point.. *THEY SHOULD NOT BE IN THIS POSITION IN THE FIRST PLACE* A turd thread🧵#Sewage
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Replying to @danny__kruger
Not twitter warriors, concerned constituents. How many billions have water companies made from us? Why did Conservative governments not make sure the billions were invested in infrastructure to prevent the situation where sewage is being poured into waterways?
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Why does everything have to be a culture war with you? I think you'll find people of every political persuasion and indeed those with none are appalled by that vote. You still have time to change your mind and listen to the people you are supposed to represent
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Replying to @danny__kruger
Yes, we worked out that you don’t want sewage in the rivers. We’re pointing out that you are utterly incapable of dealing with it - so you have voted to give up and keep pumping because you don’t know what to do and don’t think it’s your problem! #Sewage #StoolBritannia
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Replying to @danny__kruger
Condescension in the extreme … it should never have come to this one vote.. where’s the infrastructure investment ? Water companies have been privatised for thirty years !!!! Chemicals and drivers also contrib factor .. ideology over need
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Excuses. When you have a problem, you don't pass a law making that problem a norm with some targets attached to it. You solve the problem, but in many cases it's clamping down on your donors so you will never do that. Also strange how this became so urgent just after Brexit.
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Also: "Again, this is a ‘straw man’ argument, since the amendment requires improvement, but does not specify the aim of ‘total elimination’ or a timeframe in which to achieve it ..." westcountrybylines.co.uk/can…
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You haven't the will or the inclination to improve matters. Some of your colleagues are pretending it was all about preventing water companies passing on increased costs to the people, but that hasn't bothered you regarding the massive inflation in food/energy/petrol prices.
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Replying to @danny__kruger
People who are, quite rightly, calling this government out on hiding behind the fake concern about passing costs onto households, are not "warriors", they're angry and expressing their opinions. Stop with the passive-aggressive victim mentality.
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