So does Dominic Lawson. I would now also warn, in the light of knowing what “green jobs” are and who’s promoting them, about the Tragedy of Skelmersdale***. For foreign readers, “Skem” was an old coal mining village. Now, here’s a Hansard report about what effectively amounts to the British State Colour Television Tube Factory, and what happened to it and to the poor wretched people decanted out of Liverpool and elsewhere to staff it, and live in its Artificial State Town, rather like Stalingrad I would guess…
Here’s a Skelmerdale State House:-
And her’s the “shops”:-
This is what an old electronics engineer thinks.
***As a foreigner here myself, I am often humorously ticked off for mispronouncing it: You must not say “Skelmersdale”, as if you were a Londoner who thinks you must or should pronounce all the syllables and consonants of a name. You must say “Skemmersdale”, or, if you are reasonably familiar with your conversation partner, “Skem“.
And if you an archer of note, there is this:-