View Full Version : Squaring the Circle - SNP style...

9th Sep 2008, 22:04
SNP logic ...

From here (http://www.snp.org/node/240)
"Over the past thirty years over 35 billion barrels have been extracted from the UK sector of the North Sea, producing a cash windfall for the UK government of over 200 billion. There is plenty of potential left in the North Sea, with as much as half of the oil yet to come and new opportunities opening up for the oil industry to the north and west of Scotland."

From here (http://www.num.org.uk/?p=news&c=num&id=741)
"With energy at the top of the political agenda and the Scottish Executive opposed to any new nuclear power stations, Mr Salmond believes a new generation of coal mines could help meet Scotland's energy needs."

But hang on a second...

From here (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/6041366.stm)
SNP leader Alex Salmond said Scotland had a "once-in-a-generation" chance to develop green energy sources.
He said 14m would be used to encourage families and communities to move towards green energy sources such as heat exchange and wind turbines.

From here (http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qn4156/is_20080224/ai_n24345633)
"The SNP government has a once-ina-lifetime opportunity to establish an energy strategy which stops massive wind farm development on our mountains and moorlands and promotes community- based wind, solar and geothermal energy sources."

From here (http://www.scottishgreens.org.uk/sendfile.php?id=5798)
The SNP and Scottish Green Party both agree to "early legislation to reduce climate change pollution each year"

Am I missing something here or is the 'one-trick' (it's all England's fault that we're crap - not that we're socialist) SNP trying to argue that an independent Scotland has a lucrative carbon/energy based economic future in terms of oil&coal or that it's future is based around the (once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, Zzzzzzz...) to undermine it?????