Monday, 3 December 2012

Wind of change ?

Interesting article in the Record today.(The Daily Record is Scotland's top selling tabloid and, naturally, Labour supporting)

The story itself is not new, but the tone is
Now, the wind energy policy is currently supported by all 4 of Scotland's major political parties ( and the Tories), but I believe that if Labour sensed a groundswell of opinion based on the "waste of money"/ "cost to the consumer" arguments, they might realise that there are votes in it.
Still early days.


  1. Unlikely, OM
    Ed Miliband said "The government needs to be saying, 'It is socially unacceptable to be against wind turbines in your area - like not wearing your seatbelt or driving past a zebra crossing'."

    I can't see the Scottish Labour MSPs breaking ranks.

    1. Ed Milliwho ? Johann Lamont is the leader of the Labour party in Scotland. She has 3 massive votes coming up in the next 3 years and is looking for issues to put clear blue water between her and Salmond. And if these issues put her at odds with the control freaks of the London based Labour party, that would probably be seen as a bonus.
      Now, I don't see them leading on this, but if the focus groups start picking up on a change in the public mood, who knows ?
      Incidentally, my local councillor is a Green who used to work for Scottish Renewables, but now stands four square with the local community against the Beauly-Denny Interconnector !!