Like many, many people across the country I have been deeply moved and saddened by the loss of life and the injuries from the recent tragic accident of the helicopter crash onto the roof of the Clutha in Glasgow. Everybody accepts it was an horrific accident, but like all accidents, we have to carefully analyse the events and attempt to guarantee that this will never happen again. I have no doubt that the experts will point to some mechanical failure, but there are other aspects that must be looked at, for example, why are there low flying helicopters over dense urban areas? This was the second police helicopter crash in Glasgow, that's two too many.
We had to switch the telly off after about 10 minutes of the news this morning. The piety was too much to take. So intead we’re just going to quote two things from the avalanche of comment that’s appeared this morning on the death of Nelson Mandela.
chief Constable Sir Stephen House has launched a robust defence of police reform and hit back at Audit Scotland, which said the creation of the single force had been hit by disputes between key officials and groups.
THE cause of the helicopter crash that claimed nine lives when the aircraft smashed into the roof of a pub remains a mystery after air accident investigators said there was no evidence the tragedy was due to...
Last year, more than a thousand Scots died as a result of alcohol – that’s an average of 20 a week. It’s led NHS Health Scotland in its third annual report on Scotland’s alcohol strategy to call for further action to cut that total. It points out that sales of sales are 19% higher than in England and Wales, with more off-sales spirits, especially vodka, being purchased here.
The World Forum on Natural Capital will be the first major global conference devoted to understanding the economic value of natural capital. It will be held on
Peter A Bell's insight:
A 760 word pointless, sneering, carping whine. Not one of those words counts as reasoned analysis or constructive criticism. Evidently obsessed with wind farms, the author seems to imagine that simply mentioning them amounts to a conclusive argument. An argument that appears to be against everything and for nothing.
Set this article to music and it could be an anthem for the grumpy, grumbling nimby.