ref date:2 Feb 1998 (EDU)
Labour looks for intelligent life
"British" government officials didn't quash the setting up of
an arm of the SETI project at Jodrell Bank radio telescopes
in N. England.
Richard Davis, a senior lecturer in physics and astronomy at
Manchester University said: "People often wonder
why Seti hasn't been successful, but a serious search has not
been made to date. This is the first time we've had a system
that's really up to the job. If there are any transmissions out
there, we'll find them."
As the Monty Python sketch once remarked " There's bugger all (intelligence) down here on earth"