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Colin Campbell
Colin Campbell

Stop whingeing about the blackout

LAST week’s power blackout affected a large area of the Highlands, but despite the inconvenience caused, it didn’t last long. I’ve heard nothing worse than it caused a few commercial premises to shut.

So while we don’t obviously want it happening again, there shouldn’t be a continuing overreaction. Some north politicians seem to want nothing less than a full-scale public inquiry into what occurred.

But it’s over and done with. There’s no need to continue pontificating about it.

We can get by without the lights for an hour or two in an extremely rare occurrence. The real scandal and source of public concern is the soaring charges being imposed by the power companies. They seem unstoppable and untouchable. What about having a full scale public inquiry into that?

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