Cannock Chase District Councillor Frank Allen on why he opposed a new phone mast in the scenic splendour and beauty that is the town of Cannock:
"Given the money made by mobile phone companies every year, why can they not put up satellites?"
What?! Just, what?! The mind boggles! Are tiny mobile phones a few inches long now supposed to have transmitters so powerful they can reach satellites many thousands of miles up? That really would fry your brain with the heat from the battery instantly melting under the load.
Why can people in a position of authority not (a) do even a little bit of basic research before opening their mouth or (b) leave decisions about subjects they know nothing about to people who do?