Friday, 2 March 2007

Long Day Ahead

You know it is going to be a long day when I've been insulted twice by the radio before breakfast.


Some wind-factory pro-ponent company man on the Today programme (approx 0650AM) saying:

    • "lowest approval rate for wind farms ever"
    • "stuck in the planning system"
    • "tiny minority"
    • "very vociferous minority"
    • "lucky to have the greatest support of any generation consistently 80% of the public support wind farms"
    • "why is this tiny minority dedicating their life and resources to actually opposing wind farms"
    • "strongest advocates of wind power are those that live by existing operating wind farms"
    • "make the planning system accountable and make it deliver"

Issues are that they need 25% of the plans to be granted in 2007 or else their industry won't meet the government targets for 2010. The chap said that only onshore wind factories can do that.

I've stated my thoughts on this before, so it'll be interesting to see the government change the planning laws to over-rule local objections. Nice to live in a democracy, isn't it?


Some sexist advert on commercial radio for a telephone directory enquiries service asking me to call them and say "help I'm a man, it's mother's day, what do I do?"


AktoMan said...

I knew it was going to be a long day. I left my mobile phone in the flat, and I feel lost without it. Like Linus without his comfort blanket!