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Down the tube

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One should never underestimate the stupidity of the great British public.

Rachael Hill, technical strategy manager for Thames Estuary 2010, the organisation developing a policy for the future of a more flood-prone Thames, described a shocking statistic at the RIBA London region conference last week. When a survey in 2000 asked Londoners what they would do if they heard a flood-warning sound, a staggering 97 per cent of them, presumably with some atavistic memory of the Blitz, said they would head for the nearest Tube station. Glug, glug.

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