It reminded me of a North Norfolk resident who phoned me up when I was a councillor to ask if I would oppose plans for a wind turbine in North Norfolk.
"Of course", I said, "it's so rare to have someone who wants a traditional fossil fuel power station in their village these days", I added.
"A fossil fuel power station", I repeated.
"Um, no, I don't want any sort of power station" replied the man.
"Oh, so where do you want the power station to be for all the electricity you use ?"
"Someone else, anywhere else", said the man.
And that appears to be The Daily Mail's line too.
So I took the "lovely view" the Daily Mail eulogised about and added (rather hurriedly) a coal fired power station to the view. I do hope the Daily Mail enjoy the new view.
Doesn't this snobbish "not in my back yard" attitude of The Daily Scum just sum them up ?
P.S. It also reminds me of a story I read some years ago about the famous Dutch painter Van Dyke (Van Dijk) , who refused to paint windmills in his pictures when they first appeared in the Netherlands because he said they were ugly and spoilt the view. Some twenty years later he realised he was wrong and told anyone who had bought a painting from him that he would paint in the windmills if they wished him to. I have to say whenever I pass the wind powered generators on the A47 on the edge of Swafham in Norfolk, I think they are great and would have no problem with one being put near where I live.