Monday, September 13, 2004

Full of wind

On Friday evening I listened to Any Questions? on BBC Radio 4. There was a question about wind farms.

For what it is worth I think they can look rather wonderful, though if someone wanted to build one on hills I really love - say, the Stiperstones in Shropshire - I would be unhappy.

What struck me was that whenever Jonathon (sic.) Porritt referred to people who disagree with him he called them the "anti wind farm lobby".

This is a cheap rhetorical device which implies that all those who disagree with him are part of an organised conspiracy rather than individuals who, in good faith, have come to a different conclusion.

I must remember to use it myself one day.

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