Alex Massie

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Sorry for the unscheduled absence: there's been no electricity in these parts for the past 36 hours thanks to, one supposes, a combination of snow, gales and lord knows what else. And no electricity means no internet which means it's like living in the Dark Ages or something. Such are the perils of life in Idyllshire. The people behind "Earth Hour" (when you're supposed to switch the lights off and sit in the dark for an hour) haven't a clue. 

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Alex Massie is Scotland Editor of The Spectator. He also writes a column for The Times and is a regular contributor to the Scottish Daily Mail, The Scotsman and other publications.

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