This video from Britain says about itself:
7 December 2015
Schools, hospital services and travel have been disrupted after Storm Desmond brought winds, torrential rain and flooding to parts of the UK. This footage of the floods and the damage caused was shot over the last two days and is from members of the public who have given the BBC permission to use it. It has been confirmed that a new record was set for the amount of rain that fell in Cumbria in a 24-hour period.
From daily The Independent in Britain:
Ukip candidate links flooding caused by Storm Desmond with Syrian refugees
Stephen Poulter mused on whether the arrival of Syrian refugees could have triggered the severe weather
8 December 2015
Stephen Poulter, who claims to be one of the Eurosceptic party’s first members and unsuccessfully stood in this year’s local elections in Basingstoke, Hampshire, has a photo with Nigel Farage as his Facebook profile picture.
He had called for support for affected families on the social networking site before musing on the possible cause of flooding in northern England and Scotland.
“Now, I am not religious in any way. But it seems funny that the so called refugees have been sent up north from the Syrian Camps,” Mr Poulter wrote on Facebook.
“Is’nt it funny that as soon as they do. The floods start up that way. I wonder????? (sic)” …
One commenter Mr Poulter for his “good point”, wondering if the severe weather was an “omen of things to come”, but not all of his followers seemed to appreciate his apparent allusion to divine punishment for the arrival of asylum seekers. …
“We still have anti-UKIPers posting David Silvester “gay flood” jokes about us. What in the name of bloody hell good do you think this will do?!”
Having quit the Conservative Party in protest at David Cameron’s support for same-sex marriage, he blamed the passage of the law for devastating floods in England.
“I wrote to David Cameron in April 2012 to warn him that disasters would accompany the passage of his same sex marriage Bill,” Mr Silvester said. …
The Independent has approached Mr Poulter for a comment.
Why does UKIP look for ridiculous supposed ’causes’ for the flooding in Britain? Why does it not look for far more probable causes?
Among other causes are rich landlord toffs, burning peatland for grouse shooting, thus releasing water much quicker than usually, causing floods below the landlords’ hunting grounds. And UKIP much prefers to have a conflict with LGBTQ people, or with poor refugees, to having a conflict with rich toff grouse (and hen harrier) killers.
An ultra-orthodox lawmaker in Israel used a debate in the Knesset to blame reform Jews for earthquakes in Galilee.