Tagged: Michael Fallon

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...

A flurry of Menzies

A flurry of Menzies

http://www.theyworkforyou.com/wrans/?id=2013-07-05a.162967.h&s=speaker%3A24804#g162967.q0 July 5th 2013 Mark Menzies (Fylde, Conservative) To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will take steps to ensure that any community benefit revenue that is derived from shale gas is apportioned to people living in the immediate vicinity of well sites. Michael Fallon (Sevenoaks, Conservative) I...

Cuadrilla’s Tame Gorilla Is Moved To A Different Cage

Cuadrilla’s Tame Gorilla Is Moved To A Different Cage

We were delighted to learn that Energy Minister John Hayes has finally been moved to a position where he can do a bit less damage. Hayes has been an outspoken critic of renewables and has supported shale gas in the past using some decidedly dodgy tactics for a government minister....