In the last politics blog I told you that David Morris, the MP for Morecambe and Lunesdale was reporting back with an expensive booklet. He was also rich enough to have it delivered to his constituency and leave extra copies in local shops. The phrase money to burn comes to mind.
Well blogs cost nothing so I am happy to delve deeper into David’s reports. There are plenty of snippets of information. Did you know that ‘David has helped shape Government policy to ensure WIND FARMS ARE NOT BUILT ON SHORE’? I really don’t know what this means. I had thought that David Cameron was trying to tell us that his party were becoming more environmentally friendly. Is the Tory Party actually saying they don’t want renewable wind energy except the more expensive kind in the sea?
Even stranger, in this week’s Morecambe Visitor is an article about a dairy farmer who has been given planning permission for wind turbines in Nether Kellet. Somebody should tell David that wind farms are being built onshore, and according to the Government's own website 'The UK has some of the best wind resources in Europe and onshore wind
is one of the most cost-effective large-scale renewable energy
technologies. We are committed to using onshore wind as part of the UK’s energy mix'.
I like the quote in the newspaper ‘It was explained that local and national planning policies encouraged development of schemes which would create renewable energy, so long as their impacts were acceptable’. Somebody should explain this to David Morris before he reports back again. Perhaps he didn't mean what he wrote. Perhaps he meant the complete opposite of that. He may have also meant to give his booklet the title Autumn 2013 rather than 2012.
The Tory party used to have a torch as their emblem but in 2006 they changed it to a tree to show how friendly they were to the environment. Maybe it's time to go back to the torch.
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