The Geographical Referendum

The Geographical Referendum

This may be construed as just ‘slightly'(sic) biased but it refers to the fact(?) that 98.9% of the land mass voted NO. Could this reflect the impact that wind farms have had on the Rural population? Had the confidence of the rural voter in the SNP government been tarnished by the over-riding of local planning by Energy Consents and the Scottish Ministers. You may soon deduce that the support for Independence seemingly came from the areas of dense population. That may reflect other issues such as the age demographic and political beliefs of those of the urban masses. And that brings us around to how we win the urban dweller, reliant on i-pad and wide screen TV, to the understanding that wind  power increases costs, is unreliable and endangers our energy security in the future. Win the urban voters over and the Politics of wind will change. Problem is that the Wind Industry, aided by Government, have resources that we can only dream off. But we are better, more knowledgeable and speak from the heart. Whilst Head ruled over Heart in the Referendum, we have the advantage of Head AND Heart in our Debate!


About Dougal Quixote

Slightly mad. Always believes a cup is half full so continues to tilt at Wind Turbines and the politicians that seem to believe it is their god given right to ruin Scotland for a pot of fool's gold.
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2 Responses to The Geographical Referendum

  1. cornwallwindwatch says:

    We thought exactly the same thing. I think if you overlay UKIP votes as a map it will pretty much look like the wind turbine map of Cornwall!

  2. Someone has taken issue with this as a support for the NO vote. They didn’t read it properly. This is a point that as the referendum derived greatest support from the urban voter so do wind farms. We need to address that and challenge the perceptions!

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