Category: Campaigning

Campainging

The answer my friend …

The answer my friend …

New research by You Gov commissioned by climate change group 10:10 shows that on shore wind is vastly more popular than either of the government’s two pet projects (Small modular nuclear reactors or fracking) Support for fracking is particularly low. A very clear majority (61%) really don’t want a fracking...

And in the naked light I saw …

And in the naked light I saw …

A week or so ago I met local music teacher Andy Severyn for a beer and out of the blue came an idea for a song about fracking. A couple of days later Andy and I (but mostly Andy) had put together some great replacement lyrics for Don McLean’s haunting...

Statement from Frack Free Lancashire

Statement from Frack Free Lancashire

The following statement was put out by Frack Free Lancashire this morning. It has come to our attention that certain individuals are using social media to try and undermine the efforts of Frack Free Lancashire, Friends of the Earth, and some of our most well respected anti fracking campaigners for...

Nowells Nowells

Wishing our readers a very Merry Christmas and a Frack Free New Year – we have updated our favourite carol to reflect this year’s events The First Nowell The First “No Well”, the Angels did say Was to certain poor frackers in fields as they lay In fields where they...

Lock the (Harro) Gate

Lock the (Harro) Gate

So yesterday found me in Harrogate – a strange place to be for a Lancashire resident maybe, given that it turned out to be decision day on the LCC appeals, but to be honest I didn’t expect Sajid Javid to take the decision right down to the wire when I...

Do Ken Wilkinson and Lorraine Allanson have no shame?

Do Ken Wilkinson and Lorraine Allanson have no shame?

In our last post we raised the issue of the courage and dignity that was manifestly lacking in the decision made by Lorraine Allanson and Ken Wilkinson to renege on a promise to take part in a debate on fracking in Harrogate. There is no doubt about the reason they...

Run Rabbit Run

We’ve just found two more things the frackers can’t buy – Courage and Dignity!

Following on from our last post about the lack of morality and integrity displayed by Ken Wilkinson and his (so far) anonymous accomplice in trying to wreck Mike Hill’s career, we are genuinely surprised to be able to bring you two more examples of things the pro-frackers don’t appear to...

Spot the odd one out!

Spot the odd one out!

So now we’ve seen the list of speakers at the Inquiry this week. On Tuesday evening we have 7 people who are going to speak in favour of fracking and 30 speaking against. On Thursday we will see 3 speaking in favour and 69 speaking against it. The list for...

Anti-Frackers are normal – shock report by Judy Hobson for the BBC!

Anti-Frackers are normal – shock report by Judy Hobson for the BBC!

There was a very interesting report on the role of women in the anti-fracking protest movement on BBC “Inside Out” which made the point very clearly that the childish mis-characterisation of all anti-frackers as “professional” activists couldn’t be farther from the truth. You can see it here whilst it is...

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...