Apart from the usual whinge about the lack of democracy when they do not get the answer, response or outcome they desired the article is so factually incorrect I would still be here in 2015 correcting it!
The striking aspect of the article for me is the blatant disregard for the protection of lives, homes and livelihoods which is what the improvement to the improvement of the flood defences at Shoebury Common is all about. There appears to be more concern for Beach Huts. This should not come as any real surprise as the default position of SKIPP/Friends of Shoebury Common is do nothing.
Yesterday afternoon at high tide, there was no storm surge, no extreme high winds yet waves were crashing up against the sea wall breaching existing flood defences.
How the 'Dear Leader' could still possibly believe that Shoebury Common will not flood with the current level of protection is beyond me.