Renowned environmentalist and protector of the Scottish coastline Donald Trump was reported yesterday to be funding an anti-wind turbine campaign called Communities Against Turbines Scotland (CATS).  He’s upset that offshore turbines may be built within sight (rather distant sight it has to be said) of his new golf course on the Aberdeenshire coast in Scotland.

Speaking from New York to the BBC Mr Trump said

There’s a whole lot of hoop-la about windmills.  They’re horrible looking structures…yadda yadda yadda…

Speaking from Indianapolis about Communities Against Turbines Scotland, George Soriel of the Trump Organisation added

We were very impressed by them…yadda yadda yadda…

Memo to CATS – remember the proverb about the employment of a long spoon should you wish to sup with the old gentleman downstairs.

PS – at the time of writing it’s not clear from their web site if CATS have accepted Trump’s funding or indeed whether he has formally offered it and if so how far his munificence extends