Thursday, June 3, 2010

Question Time tonight

Question Time tonight comes from Brecon in Wales, and on the panel will be LibDem MP Roger Williams. In 2007 he led a protest against a proposed wind farm in North Radnorshire.
This quote is copied from, you can read the whole article (from the Brecon & Radnor Express) at this link:

"A local politician led a group of about 100 people to demonstrate their objection to a proposed wind farm in north Radnorshire at the weekend.

Roger Williams, MP for Brecon and Radnorshire, was joined by crowds carrying placards against the construction of a wind farm on Pentre Tump, near Llanfihangel Nant Melan on Sunday November 25."

The LibCon Coalition has much to be said in its favour - except for its energy policies. Both David Cameron and Nick Clegg are at odds with many of their MPs over the issue of wind power. Roger Williams is not alone, many other MPs have come out against wind farms (as can be seen if you trawl through the archive of this blog). Local MPs understand the reality of wind power, because they meet the people whose lives are threatened or disrupted by it. Bearing in mind the Coalition Energy policies, are they all to be muzzled, or will they be allowed to speak up in favour of a more sensible energy future for Great Britain?

Interestingly, the ConservativeHome blog notes that new MP Chris Heaton-Harris spoke out against onshore wind farms in his constituency in his maiden speech, while three other new MPs spoke in favour of nuclear power.

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