Tagged: Michael Roberts

Thou shalt not bear false witness

Thou shalt not bear false witness

The ninth commandment “Thou shalt not bear false witness” forbids speaking falsely in any matter, lying, equivocating, and any way devising and designing to deceive our neighbour. It would be tiresome to apply that to, and comment on, the serial failures to observe it over on the Backing Fracking Facebook...

So who exactly is Backing Fracking – unmasking the astro-turfers redux

So who exactly is Backing Fracking – unmasking the astro-turfers redux

It is hard to know how to react to the industry front group astroturfers, Backing Fracking, sometimes. As we have seen previously the group’s claims to represent ordinary members of the community rather than business interests are risible to say the least. Previously though the main individual posting seemed to...

If the frackers can’t keep to simple rules …

Today’s Times front page carries an article about a draft ruling made by the ASA on 5 complaints made about a Friends of the Earth Leaflet by fracktastic tag team of The Reverend Roberts and the now discredited Ken Wilkinson. Interestingly according to ASA procedures, all draft rulings must remain...

A challenge to the ridiculous and ubiquitous Ken Wilkinson

A challenge to the ridiculous and ubiquitous Ken Wilkinson

I have been amused over the last few weeks to read the increasingly ridiculous comments made by retired physics teacher from Bristol, Ken Wilkinson. The most ludicrous statement he has made though was this one from yesterday. Now there is clearly a respectable debate about fracking to be had, and...

Misinformation is the insincerest form of philately

Misinformation is the insincerest form of philately

We do most of our posting on Facebook and Twitter these days , but this is deserves a proper post. The Reverend Michael Roberts is a rabid supporter of fracking and likes to pretend he is an expert in all of the science that surrounds fracking. He is particularly dismissive...

A hilarious lesson in why you should pick your advocates carefully

A hilarious lesson in why you should pick your advocates carefully

On Thursday 22nd January Lancashire County Council announced that it’s officers had recommended rejection of Cuadrilla’s 2 applications for development wells in Roseacre and Preston New Road. Local media went into something of a frenzy getting reactions from Cuadrilla and from the various anti-fracking groups. In the interests of balance...