|Sit Tim Rice with Elton John|
As reported by the UK Telegraph, Tim Rice, once a stalwart Conservative party donor and fund raiser, has been "falling out of love with the Conservatives" over their insane policies such as supporting wind farms. Prime Minister David Cameron's coalition government wants renewable sources to provide 15 per cent of the energy supply by 2015, but the investment into wind farming has divided the country.
“I recently declined to support a Conservative function because I’m so incensed about these wind turbines. Like all so-called climate-change doubters, I am very pro the environment, but I strongly believe that it is something that can only be cured locally. Some insane overall scheme isn’t going to cure all the problems. And the money that is wasted. As a landowner in Scotland [Sir Tim owns the 33,000-acre Dundonnell estate in Wester Ross on the west coast], I’ve been offered vast amounts of money to stick up wind turbines, which not only will make me richer, it will make less well-off people poorer, and will damage the environment. These schemes aren’t doing any good – just making rich people richer, and it’s depressing to see great areas of these useless objects up there.
Lyricist Sir Tim has not only fallen out with the Tories, he says that there will never be another Rice/Lloyd Webber musical. "We’re not relevant as a team any more.”