Friday, 25 April 2008

Friday 25 April

Pretty cloudy after overnight rain, but the sun does put in an appearance. In between a shower or two, which is just happening.

The fuel panic in Scotland is spreading UK wide. The refinery at Grangemouth is the landing point for oil from North Sea platforms, and the planned strike (next Sunday and Monday) could cut off one third of the UK's supplies. Here in the far north, our fuel is delivered by tanker boat, which is due to resume deliveries by Tuesday. The Border Heather left Stornoway at 8 this morning.

Mugabe's police have stormed the head-quarters of the opposition MDC under the pretext of looking for criminals. However, they have also taken away computers and dozens of activists. This is not going well at all.


  1. I can't imagine what it would be like if we were limited on fuel here. We did go through that in the late 70's, and it was awful!  People got panicked. My boyfriends Dad was a trucker and he hauled fuel. He would put some in these huge drums and bury them in the backyard. So...what happened...? You guessed it...a FIRE! His son got badly burned, and the house was really damaged. Stupid things people do.

  2. How is it possible for such an out and out maniac to still be in power?
    It looks like everything is going to be swept under the carpet again!
    I despair!  How frightening for his people to live in such abject fear, and poverty.