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  1. Alf
    October 28, 2013 @ 6:38 pm

    I hope that he’ll be a bit more diplomatic in his comments about British tourists than his predecessor was.Giles Paxmans sneering condescension was on a similar level to his more well known brother Jeremy. This was a comment he made referring to concerns raised by tour companies, as well as residents in the Canaries to news of approval being given for Repsol to start exploring for oil off the coasts of Lanzarote and Fuerteventura.

    “I do not think that oil rigs within 60 kilometers of the coast of the islands will affect the willingness of British tourists to come to the Islands, I honestly do not see it. ”
    Mr. Paxman also said that “For the British tourist, what they can’t see, will not bother them”. “The oil exploration which has been authorised by the Government of Spain will have no impact on the British market”.

    I think that the willingness of the 900,000 plus British tourists that visit Lanzarote alone, would very much affected if, in the event of a large oil spill, the beaches of some of them aren’t covered in black sand but BLACK OIL instead! That would definitely have an impact on the British market, apart from being catastrophic for the Canarian economy. He sounds like he works for Repsol rather than the UK government.


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