It looks like that things may start to get back to normal in the Cotswolds a bit sooner than expected. What has been happening here has been rather close to my heart. For one thing I will be at Greenbelt in Cheltenham next month, for another I used to live in Enstone in Oxfordshire, which wasn't affected, but being slap bang in the Witney constituency is very near places that were.
Now I am not joining those who are quick to condemn David Cameron for going off to Rwanda, these things are always at the mercy of events, but what I will say is that Gordon Brown has not only visitied some of the affected areas but he also pledged more help, help which is now arriving. For those quick to defend Cameron at the enemy's lair known as CCHQ, I would respectfully ask what their spin would be if they were in government and Gordon Brown jetted off to Rwanda. Suddenly one suspects they would be less thoughtful and kind!