Wednesday 5 December 2007

Adam Ingram calls Salmond a Luddite.

Today in the Scottish Parliament, the SNP Government announced plans to abolish prescription charges - fulfilling another manifesto pledge.

Meanwhile, Adam Ingram, Labour MP and former Defence Minister in the London Labour Government called Alex Salmond a Luddite for not wanting nuclear power stations in Scotland.

One of the biggest debates of the second half of the 20th century and of the first years of the 21st century, a debate which has been engaged in by many arguing each side of the case, some talking about the possible benefits of the nuclear industry - inexpensive power, very few breakdowns, and so on - while others argue the other side - the need to safeguard future generations against the poison of nuclear waste, the dangers of nuclear power being uncontrollable, and so on - and each side disputing the claims of the other.

The superbrain of Adam Ingram MP (Labour and not to be confused with Adam Ingram MSP who is on the side of all that is good and righteous) - that great philosopher of Scottish Labour - that towering intellect - that fine debater, skills honed in his own kitchen - reduces it to calling Salmond a Luddite.
Perhaps this is why a recent opinion poll showed that Scots thought that the Scottish Government was far better than the London one:

Thinking about the performance of the Scottish Government and the UK Government which one do you think is doing a better job?
Scottish Government: 54%
UK Government: 11%
Neither: 27%
DK: 8%

The breakdown for Labour voters was:
Scottish Government: 34%
UK Government: 30%
YouGov Survey Results for the Scottish National Party Sample Size: 1111; Fieldwork: 28th - 30th November 2007

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