Tilting at (giant) windmills (Billy Fox)

As we take in the SIC financial director’s latest report and see how £325 million over and above council income was spent from reserves since 2003, we can reflect at where and why no action took place.

A major factor in my opinion as to why there was no drawing in of horns was undoubtedly the oft repeated mantra, particularly since 2007, that the Viking Energy wind farm was on its way and would cure all our economic ills. We have now spent far too much time ’tilting at (giant) windmills’.

There were poor decisions and a lack of action as misplaced assurance was extracted from this repeated mantra. If we want to look at all the elements affecting the council’s balance sheet over the last ten years we must recognise that this ill-judged proposal certainly played its part.

Billy Fox



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  • David Spence

    • May 21st, 2013 21:20

    Like any ‘ capitalist thought out project – especially when it comes to profits ‘, it is always the few who benefit at the cost of the many. Capitalism, profit at any cost and screw everybody else regardless of any morality.

  • john Irvine

    • May 22nd, 2013 13:54

    I absolutely agree David,but how much more money will be thrown at this ludicrous and destructive project before someone has the wit and guts to pull the plug on it?


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