It is with sad regret that I have to announce the sudden death of Neil Craig, friend, SCEF committee member, prolific blogger, and strident “voice in the wilderness” who gained the nick name “the lone wolf”.
Excellent letter from Mr Craig. He is like a lone wolf howling in despair in the intellectual wilderness of our politics.
As founder of the 9% growth party he was ambitious in his politics or as he put it:
The policies advocated then were unquestionably the most progressive (ie promoting progress) of any party in Scotland, indeed by a very wide margin. Even after these years they still are. Indeed moreso since our ruling political class have deliberately put us through an unnecessary recession when we could have had at least 9% growth, and put over 1 million Scottish households into fuel poverty with the world’s most damaging “Climate Change Act”, allegedly designed to prevent the catastrophic global warming we are suffering from – despite it being admitted there has been no warming, catastrophic or otherwise since 1995.
A strong advocate for nuclear power and free market thinking, he was a constant thorn in the side of a complacent public sector frequently being heard to ask the question:
Name me one scientist who supports the alarmists, anywhere in the world, who is not ultimately paid by the state
Always surprising, Neil recently married to a lady I never had the chance to meet, however whilst he appeared to mellow following that union, I also saw a marked improvement in his political writings so that I felt he had a real chance of being elected for UKIP.
If so, he would no doubt have livened up the otherwise drab and boring politics of Scotland.