Listening to "Call Kaye" yesterday morning, I was struck by how much... um... prominance we were giving the hot air filled American businessman come bully with shredded wheat for hair called Trump.
If you've missed the news, well after vandalising a large part of Aberdeenshire in the name of creating "the best golf course in the world" (as well as building some premium holiday homes), Trump has fallen out with the Scottish Governent, because of the decision to build wind turbines near his rich mans playground. And I mean he has seriously fell out with Salmond. In his letters to every MSP he has said
"Taxing your citizens to subsidise wind projects owned by foreign energy companies will destroy your country and its economy. Jobs will not be created in
Scotland because these ugly monstrosities known as turbines are
manufactured in other countries such as China. These countries are laughing at you.
I have just authorised my staff to allocate a substantial sum of
money to launch an international campaign to fight your plan to surround
Scotland's coast with many thousands of wind turbines. It will be like looking through the bars of a prison and the Scottish citizens will be the prisoners. Luckily, tourists will not suffer because there will be none
as they will be going to other countries that had the foresight to use
other forms of energy.
I am doing this to save Scotland."
Luckily, here at Dispatches, we know a pompus irritating bully, and the verry last person to be lecturing about vandalising Scotland when we see one. So as a public service to our elected representitives, please see how a real politician deals with the likes of Trump.
Enjoy, especially Trump's look as the speech goes on...