Biased and blinkered? (Derick Herning)
Last week my wife and I went to see Nigel Spence’s film Con With the Wind. There was a capacity audience and I think most of us were overwhelmed by the stark picture it presented of environmental destruction, disastrous impact on human lives and potential financial loss.
If you were already anti-windfarm it confirmed your worst fears and if you were pro-, it must surely have raised some doubts in your mind.
Apparently not a single councillor was present. Are our elected representatives so biased and blinkered that they are unwilling\unable even to examine new evidence when it becomes available?
I think that this film should be shown in every school in Shetland (at least at the secondary level) and further that it should be shown to a plenary session of the SIC.