NIGEL Farage, the UKIP leader, has accused the Government of a “lethargic and inadequate” response to the floods and said foreign aid spending should be suspending while the floods crisis was tackled.

Speaking during a visit to flood-stricken Burrowbridge this weekend, Mr
Farage said it was ''basic common sense'' to suspend international aid while the country was dealing with the aftermath of recent extreme weather.
''Anyone with an ounce of common sense knows that a government's primary duty is to the well-being of its own citizens. Charity begins at home and it is not mean-spirited to say that, it is just basic common sense.”