Tory West Sussex First place to be Fracked??

I feel shocking, so this will be short and sweet.

But I couldn’t let this go by!

Did you see the #desolate hashtag on Twitter? A Tory peer, Lord Howell, who just happened to be George Osborne’s father-in-law, said it was OK to frack in the North East, as it was “desolate”

Mark Ferguson, editor of Labour List and proud product of the North East, asked people to send in their favourite photos of the beautiful North East using the hashtag #desolate.

Amusingly, a day or two later, Lord Howell, digging himself a hole so big, he could probably have fracked himself, apologised, saying he meant to say the North West and how “odd” it would be to frack “in sensitive places down in Sussex”

Well, today, it is revealed that…. Lower Stumble (Really! We do great names) near Balcombe in West Sussex  – home of one of the highest concentration of rich NIMBY’s in the country – so Tory you could pin a blue rosette on a sheep and it would be elected comfortably – is the first site in the UK to be fracked!

Lynton Crosby, please, tell me, how on earth did that decision come about? I mean, the residents of my own town in West Sussex wouldn’t even agree to build a nice park on the seafront for children, because they were convinced it would lead to – I’m not making this up – “Anti-social behaviour”

Fracking? How?


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