Tagged: PR

Commitment failure

Commitment failure

Oh what a brave new dawn it was! Cuadrilla decided that even though legal challenges were still outstanding they would fire the starting pistol on the Shale Gas Revolution and start developing their pad at Preston New Road. “Bliss it was in that dawn to be alive” as Wordsworth wrote,...

Axed Johnston Press Editor Misleads For Cuadrilla

Axed Johnston Press Editor Misleads For Cuadrilla

Some of Cuadrilla’s lies (like the one about the police asking them to move the barriers to the centre of the road at Preston New Road, or the one about fracking pads being the size of a single rugby pitch) seem to slide their way seamlessly into the local press...

Fracking Furore Over Axed Johnston Press Editor’s Appeal

Fracking Furore Over Axed Johnston Press Editor’s Appeal

Axed LSE Editor Receives Invitation to Attend PNR Protest Frack Free Lancashire have recently commented on emails sent out by Cuadrilla’s in house spin doctor, axed Johnstone press editor Steve Singleton.  (well we say “In House” , but we’re not sure how somebody employed by PR company PPS Solutions’ office...

Still no answers – we’ll keep trying …

Still no answers – we’ll keep trying …

Having had no response from the Cuadrilla Information Line for 5 days we tried again this evening and got Joel’s colleague at PR Company, Lexington Communications – a bright lady called Charlotte who didn’t give her surname. (To be fair I didn’t ask for it). Apparently I may have to wait...

There are more questions than answers…

There are more questions than answers…

…and the more I find out the less I know”   So being interested to get to the bottom of  a few Cuadrilla communication issues which has arisen I called the Community Information line on Friday last week. Here’s how it went:   JM: Hello – Community Information line JH:...

You could almost feel sorry for them

You could almost feel sorry for them

Today whoever runs the industry mouthpiece at BackingFracking, became overwrought – maybe he had been watching the webcast of the closing submissions by PNR and FoE which comprehensively demolished Cuadrilla’s grounds for appeal, or maybe he’s listened to Babs Murphy and her unconvincing submissions for too long – I know...

Cuadrilla’s Fracking Spin Cycle

Cuadrilla’s Fracking Spin Cycle

Cuadrilla’s community engagement initiatives at their proposed fracking site at Preston new Road  may have ground to a halt, but that doesn’t mean that they have stopped trying to influence opinion. Cuadrilla have a long history of using PR Companies, often in a rather inept way. A leaflet created with...

Will we ever be able to have an intelligent debate?

Will we ever be able to have an intelligent debate?

I have spent some time over on a Facebook page apparently run by an anonymous group who describe themselves “as a group of UK residents that are backing fracking to create jobs in areas where they are needed most” Leaving aside the credibility issues they have by insisting on remaining...

Gaffe of the fortnight

Gaffe of the fortnight

We’ve been away on holiday but it’s hard to avoid the constant sound of feet hitting mouths even from a few hundred miles away. Some of our favourites: Lord Howell  and his ill-judged Nimbyism exemplified by his “desolate” North East comments. Lord Howell’s attempts to extricate himself by claiming he...