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Donald Trump's millions won't bully Scotland

February 9, 2012 4:39 PM
Originally published by Scottish Liberal Democrats

Donald Trump has been urged to lie down in a dark room after another excitable outburst against Scotland's renewable plans.

Willie Rennie MSPWillie Rennie MSPScottish Liberal Democrat leader, Willie Rennie MSP, has urged Mr Trump to calm down after he threatened to launch an international campaign against Scotland's renewable energy plans.

Commenting on the letter to First Minister Alex Salmond, Mr Rennie said:

"First Mr Trump accuses Scotland of being the laughing stock of the world, now he threatens to launch an international campaign. What Mr Trump needs to understand is that Scotland will live up to our responsibilities to tackle climate change.

"This letter is a rather desperate attempt by a rich man who is used to getting his own way, but his latest tizzy is embarrassing. Instead of the world laughing at Scotland, Scotland is laughing at Mr Trump.

"Global warming, limited fossil fuels and rising energy demand mean we need to create a sustainable energy resource that meets our needs and protects the environment for our children's future. That means we need to use a range of technologies from on and offshore wind, tidal, wave and emerging technologies. Mr Trump's dislike for turbines several miles from his golf course should not derail Scotland's ambition.

"I would urge the First Minister to listen to Mr Trump but no more, and no less than anyone else. We won't be bullied by Mr Trump and his millions."