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The truths they don't want you to read....

Monday, February 27, 2006

Labour go nuclear

So Labour in Scotland are now pro-nuclear. So much for the Scottish party having some input into policy, when they suppinely roll over and do what they are told. The following letter was sent to the Gazette today:

"So Labour’s new energy policy is pro-nuclear – as instructed by London. Can Alasdair Morrison tell us which of the two sites in the Western Isles will be the nuclear dump?"

For information about the hidden list, see what Nirex were forced to publish, and then read the full horrific details.

Sunday, February 26, 2006

The best birthday present ever!

I'm just back from Edinburgh, where my wife took me to the Scotland v England rugby match at Murrayfield. This was a belated birthday present, and we didn't get tickets until just a few weeks ago. (Thanks to Graham for giving us a wonderful day!)

The streets were heaving; the ground was packed to the gunnels; and afterwards the Grassmarket was awash with English tears. But we enjoyed it!!!

Sunday, February 19, 2006

Bird Flu

Friday morning saw me flying down to Edinburgh for a meeting of the Environment Group of COSLA, on which I represent the Comhairle. This was a useful and very worthwhile meeting which included a briefing from the Scottish Veterinary Service on Bird Flu. The risks to humans appear low, but some very simple steps require to be taken to protect the country from an epidemic.

We were told of a previous outbreak in the UK in 1991. It rang vague bells in my mind, and I have tracked it down on a DEFRA site. That was a localised and not particularly severe case but we have been here before.

Monday, February 06, 2006


We finally got a weekend away toghether, so Sue and I headed to the rugby. We had excellent seats high above the south stand and we watched the Scottish team destroy the French defense.

Afterwards we felt obligated to have a few drinks with the rest of the rugby fans, and had a long walk along Rose Street.

Threats and more threats

Well, I got into the office today to find a threatening email from a well known correspondent in the Stornoway Gazette.

I'll not name names, but suffice to say that I think he was drunk when he wrote it yesterday (Sunday), and the issue was windfarms.

I am disappointed at the base level of threats to my physical property, but such is life when you have a high profile.

It's with my lawyers for a decision on whether or not to involve the Police.