Monday, October 20, 2014

Foot-in-mouth disease

No sooner have I slated former Environment Secretary Owen Paterson than his replacement Liz Truss suggests she's no better, describing large-scale solar farms as "a blight on the landscape". No doubt that's what the Heil On Sunday's Little Englander readership wants to hear. Her argument that such farms are occupying valuable land that could be used for food production was immediately rubbished by Friends Of The Earth.

Not surprisingly, Truss isn't the only Tory minister to make idiotic comments of late, with Andrew Selous opining that "disabled people work harder because they're grateful to have a job" - a follow-up to Welfare Reform minister Lord Freud's claim that the disabled are "not worth" the minimum wage. That "Nasty Party" tag is clearly a thing of the past...

Meanwhile, UKIP deputy leader Paul Nuttall has categorically denied playing Bungle on children's TV programme Rainbow, just in case you were wondering. On a similar note, Bob Holness didn't play the saxophone solo on 'Baker Street'.

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