We Shall Fight Them On the Beaches

The Scots have been long renowned for their fighting spirit. Think William Wallace and his mates, armed with sticks and a few claymores, wearing nothing more than last year’s drapes and some overworked and misplaced blue eyeshadow, giving the English a right Royal thumping.


Scottish MP, Struan Stevenson is not only ready to cry “freedom”, Mel Gibson style, he’s ready to liken the threat posed by wind farm developers, to that posed by the Nazis.

Call to arms against ‘Nazi’ wind farms
Sunday Times 19 May 2013
Jason Allardyce


Stevenson, second right, with anti-wind farm activists

A SENIOR Tory has compared the march of wind farms in Scotland’s countryside to the threat posed by Nazi Germany.

Struan Stevenson has provoked the wrath of energy companies by urging Britons opposed to turbines to “recapture the same spirit that defeated Nazi Germany and turned the tide of history”.

Writing in The Sunday Times, the Scottish MEP, president of the European parliament’s climate change, biodiversity and sustainable development intergroup, says: “Scots are battling to save our natural heritage from an invasion of foreign energy companies who take advantage of outrageous public subsidies to bank huge profits from wind farm developments across Scotland.

“This has already led to a desecration of our cherished countryside, with disastrous consequences for our environment, economy and wellbeing. If allowed to continue, I fear there will be no turning back for our nation.”

Stevenson, who also links wind farms to soaring fuel poverty because they still leave the country reliant on expensive imported gas, added: “Those of us who value Scotland and recognise the folly of this policy must stand up and be counted. Now is the time to recapture the same spirit that defeated Nazi Germany and turned the tide of history.”

Niall Stuart, chief executive of Scottish Renewables — the green energy trade association — said many people would find the comparison “distasteful”.

Stevenson complains that the SNP target to generate the equivalent of 100% of electricity demand from renewable sources by 2020 is devastating the environment.

He adds that it means handing vast subsidies to wealthy landowners and energy firms and that it leads to higher fuel bills than would be the case if money was invested in nuclear power.

But Stuart added: “Figures published by Stevenson’s colleagues at Westminster show wind and other renewables are making a massive dent in Scotland’s carbon emissions while supporting thousands of jobs across the country — exactly what support for the sector was designed to achieve.

“The growth of Scotland’s renewable energy industry is in large part due to the policies of the coalition government, so he is essentially at war with his own party colleagues.”

Stevenson defended his approach, saying: “We’re confronting the biggest transfer of money from the poor to the rich that Scotland has ever witnessed. One or two siren voices like me have to use emotive language to get people to wake up.”

He singled out plans by the French company EDF to erect 18 turbines in the Airriequhillart valley in the Machars of Wigtownshire, which he said would tower over the ancient Roman camps, picturesque cottages and farmsteads.

EDF said it will consult closely with the community around Airriequhillart to give residents detailed information about its plans which are “at a relatively early stage”.

A spokesman added: “Before any planning application is submitted a full environmental impact assessment will be undertaken, which studies a wide range of potential impacts.”
Sunday Times

Likening wind farm developers to Nazis may seem a little “harsh” to some – well, maybe. But STT has always favoured the way Churchill responded to the Nazi threat, when it comes to smashing the great Australian wind power fraud.


The battle of Australia is about to begin.  Upon this battle depends the survival of Christian civilization – as we have known and enjoyed it.  So STT thinks it fitting to channel a little more Churchill in the lead up to the National Rally; make no mistake:

we shall defend our Island, whatever the cost may be, we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills. If we can stand up to them, all Australia may be free and the life of the Country may move forward into broad, sunlit uplands.

STT has nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears, and sweat, but we think that the “broad, sunlit uplands” are only a little over 4 months away now. See you at the Rally, June 18, Parliament House, Canberra.  We shall never surrender.

About stopthesethings

We are a group of citizens concerned about the rapid spread of industrial wind power generation installations across Australia.


  1. Jim Hutson says:

    Those who have an interest in the Second World War will draw a lot of comparisons with the “Nazi” comments. The surprise attack on Poland was well organized, Blitzkreig, the Low countries and then the greatest attack of all time, the one that wasn’t going to happen …. because the Nazi’s said it was all good … sound familiar?

    Russia was caught napping like all of us out here in STT land.
    Enter history, the bad guys always lose because good people
    always stand up and be counted when the time comes, which is now.
    As Churchill said “We will never give up”.

  2. Correction, Michael; Alex Salmond and the SNP are far more pro turbine than Cameron et al. All types of the varied Scottish scenery and locations such as Lochs Lomond & Ness, famed throughout the world, are under threat, along with its tourist industry.
    As for Niall Stuart’s comments, yes perhaps some people might find Struan Stevenson’s comment distasteful. However, an ever- increasing number of people are finding the whole subsidy-driven, ineffective wind turbine attack utterly abhorrent.

  3. I am one of the people involved in the protest group mentioned. If we don’t fight injustice we might as well lay down and die.

  4. I do not find the comparison with the Nazis to be far-fetched. At the very least, I believe it is organized crime on a world-wide scale.

  5. Jackie Rovensky says:

    Go STT, you are well on the way and the wind industry and its supporters are on the run.
    Two things about the article – Stuart may find the comparison ‘distasteful’, what about what how others feel about this industry and its behaviour. The Environmental impact studies are paid for by the wind industry, but they are only as good as what the researchers have been instructed to emphasise by their employers.
    If they are not independent of the wind industry, then they cannot be taken seriously.

  6. But do remember that it is the English Tories (Cameron & Co) who are vandalising England’s countryside with massive solar farms and turbines. Planning applications are approved/rejected locally but they are bound to follow national policy objectives. If not, any rejections by the local planning authority can be easily overturned on appeal by the Planning Inspectorate – which reports to the London based Planning Minister who loves turbines !

    Remember too that England would fit into most Australian States easily – and we have 60,000,000 people. So we cannot get away from the turbine/solar farm blight.

    Scotland is now semi-independent and the Scottish National Party are as pro turbine as Cameron and his mates down in England.

    The Tories in Scotland have virtually no representation there, by the way.


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