David Cameron is to make his first visit to a flood hit area in Buckhamingshire this weekend. The Prime Minister will pay close attention to inspections of the drainage in the lower fields of his country estate which, it is believed, could damage nesting for many grouse and ruin this seasons shooting.
It is understood that insufficient ditch building and the recent heavy rain have contributed to a number of puddles forming in the lower fields which "look unsightly, are unpleasant to stroll through, and of no benefit to the local economy".
The PM has applauded the environment agency for making funds available to tackle the dampness, but will use a weekend press conference to suggest more must be done, with one possibility that job seekers and the territorial army could be drafted in, armed with forks and spades to tend the land.
It is believed that recent purchases of wellington boots, a quilted barbour jacket and flat cap will be worn at the press conference suggesting a sincere sartorial attempt to emaphise with the plight of other land owners experiencing difficulties during the recent bad weather.