The world is always greener on the other side, or so the saying almost goes.
And, despite big promises made in Paris about reducing emissions and tackling global warming, Alex Salmond reckons the Prime Minister has sold out Scotland by scrapping Peterhead’s Carbon Capture and Storage scheme.
Writing in his exclusive Courier column, the former First Minister said that, even more than the impact on the North East, David Cameron’s controversial decision was a “betrayal of the whole planet, given that this shabby retreat was sneaked out on the very cusp of the summit on climate change”.
He also argues that the UK should stop selling arms to Saudi Arabia “where there is convincing evidence that weapons we supply are being used against civilian populations”.
And last, but not least, he finds time to poke some festive fun at the fact Nicola Sturgeon managed to pick up a cold after visiting the PM in Downing Street.
Not that there’s the hint of a conspiracy theory.
To read Alex Salmond’s column in full, pick up a copy of Monday’s Courier or try our digital edition.