Letter: Voice of the North - Against wind factories but no couch potato.
I HAVE been away visiting my mother, but never fear, my lovely wife saved "The Journals" for me so I could keep up to date and, most importantly, not miss anything from my favourite correspondent.
True to form, there he is "Owd Windy" (G. Williams, Wallsend, Voice of the North, January 26). Just like his hero with the halo, A.C. Blair, never one to let facts get in the way of a good bit of propaganda.
"Most people . . . are in favour of wind power, as are most politicians across all parties." This reminds me of "81% of the country are in favour of the right to roam" totally ignoring the fact that 95% never stray more than half a mile from the car park.
I mention my maternal visit above only so I can add that, whilst away, I did some walking in Worcestershire: very nice but a bit flat for me. Before my trip I'd had a walk in Thrunton Woods. That was much more exhilarating and I actually took some photos to send to The Journal for this page but then forgot.
The point of all this information is to emphasise to Windy that I can oppose wind factories and not be a couch potato. I can assure you, GW, couch potatoes do not have near 11-year-old dogs as fit as mine.
Further, I know my geography only went to O-level, but even I can see some considerable difference in area between England and China. They could have wind factories that no one would see except from the air.
Finally, GW, your Chinese population figures are wrong.
BRIAN HARBOTTLE, Wylam, Northumberland
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|Publication:||The Journal (Newcastle, England)|
|Date:||Jan 31, 2007|
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