Wednesday, November 19, 2008

What a great committee name
Mr Elliff, a consultant for the 2M group opposed to the expansion of London's Heathrow Airport, was giving evidence yesterday to Holyrood's Transport, Infrastructure and Climate Change Committee, which is investigating the potential benefits of a high-speed link.
Serious or spoof? | theage.com.au
FOUR square metres of rainforest are destroyed for every gram of cocaine snorted in Britain, a conference of senior police officers has been told.
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Many middle-class Britons who used cocaine were unaware of its environmental impact, Mr Calderon said. "For somebody who drives a hybrid, who recycles, who is worried about global warming — to tell him that night of partying will destroy four square metres of rainforest might lead him to make another decision."

1 comment:

TDK said...

Note that Holyrood is the Scottish regional assembly with powers over Scottish affairs. I thought Heathrow was near London which is a few hundred miles from Edinburgh but I could be mistaken!