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

Monday, March 10, 2008

Fighting "the forces of darkness"

Any see the similarity between this report er, Press Release on Hebrides News:

SNP MP for Na h-Eileanan an Iar, Angus MacNeil, has today (Friday) argued the case for Scotland, during Tim Yeo MP's Private Members Bill in the House of Commons entitled Energy Saving (Daylight) Bill.

(Continues in same vein for six paragraphs)

And what Hansard records he actually said:

I hear what the hon. Gentleman is saying—I am a fan of symmetry either side of midwinter—but I think that his logic is extreme. If he is bringing back the same Bill, he hit his head against a wall last year and is coming back this year to do it again. Had he taken on board the suggestions that were made on the Floor of the House last year, he might have had more support this year, but he comes back with the same Bill, and I fear the same result for him.


Anonymous said...

He also said "Scottish children should not have to go to school in the dark, or indeed come home from school in the dark.”

Pardon me but given that the hours of daylight are less in winter than in summer. Given the effect of latitude, coupled with the hours that schools are open. Then in Winter the children are going to have to go to, or come from school in darkness. Unless he means they should all go work and that would stop them going to school? {:-)

As most of the accidents involving children occour in the morning, surely it would be better to have the extra hour of light then? or is this a case of a change to far?

Anonymous said...

You can't fault him for an imaginative headline!