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Monday 29 January 2007

Hypocrisy 101 - 'green' advisor commutes 500 miles by air weekly

A senior civil servant reportedly commutes from his home in Gloucestershire to Edinburgh on a weekly basis where he works for the Scottish Executive as head of the Environment and Rural Affairs Department; he was formerly a member of the sustainability commission and said then that the explosion in low-cost air travel was "unsustainable". The gentleman in question, Mr Richard Wakeford, has declined to comment. The Scottish Executive is quoted as saying:

"The Scottish Executive is committed to attracting talented people to work in Scotland.

"We recognise the skills, experience and contribution that people who live outside Scotland can bring to the Executive, and that there may be instances where personal circumstances prevent them from relocating here."

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