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GREEN PARTY SLAMS OBSCENE TAX DODGING FRACKERS AS SALFORD LABOUR MP JOINS ANTI-FRACKING RALLY
 

Star date: 12th November 2017

GREEN PARTY CO-LEADER SLAMS OFFSHORE WEALTH OF FRACKERS, AS SALFORD LABOUR MP SPEAKS AT ANTI-FRACKING RALLY AND COUNCILLORS FACE COURT

Fracking is once again at the heart of politics this week, as three councillors and ten residents who took part in lock-ons at Cuadrilla's Preston New Road fracking site face trials tomorrow, and Salford and Eccles MP Rebecca Long-Bailey speaks at an anti-fracking rally in Ellesmere Port on Saturday.

Meanwhile, Green Party co-leader, Jonathan Bartley, who was dragged off by police from a protest outside a fracking site in Ryedale on Friday, has slammed the Tory Government  for subsidising fracking company, Third Energy..."to use tax breaks to help a company keeping its wealth in an offshore tax haven is obscene" he says.

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This week, once again, sees fracking centre stage in British politics as three Lancashire councillors who took part in lock-ons at Cuadrilla's Preston New Road fracking site over the summer face trial, together with ten other residents.

The trial of the 13 campaigners begins at Blackpool Magistrates' Court tomorrow, Monday 13th November with a rally outside at 9:15am. The actions of local councillors in Fylde contrast sharply with councillors in Salford, who, during the Barton Moss protests, never even visited the site once - never mind take part in direct action - despite pleas from local residents.

This coming Saturday, 18th November, will, however, see Salford and Eccles MP, Rebecca Long-Bailey, speak at an anti-fracking rally in Ellesmere Port Civic Square from 1pm. It is significant as Rebecca Long-Bailey is currently Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, and will be responsible for banning fracking if the Labour Party forms the next Government.

The rally is being organised by Frack Free Ellesmere Port, Unite Against Fracking and Frack Free Dee Community, and other speakers include fellow MPs Justin Madders (Ellesmere Port and Neston), Chris Matheson (Chester) and Mike Amesbury (Weaver Vale).

Meanwhile, on Friday, police dragged Green Party co-leader, Jonathan Bartley, away from a protest outside the Third Energy fracking site at Kirby Misperton in Ryedale as he was giving a speech against the company's offshore tax tactics.

Third Energy, which is set to start fracking at the site and keeps its wealth offshore in the Cayman Islands tax haven, was slammed by Bartley...

"The Government is using tax payers' money to subsidise tax-dodging frackers" he said "All fossil fuel subsidies are unacceptable but to use tax breaks to help a company keeping its wealth in an offshore tax haven is obscene.

"Fracking is dirty, dangerous and unnecessary" he added "It will jeopardise our climate commitments and prolong our dependency on fossil fuel for years to come. The community in Kirby Misperton have made it clear they don't want it. Instead of overriding their wishes in its desperate dash for gas, the Government should be investing in modern, clean energy for the future."



Main photo shows screenshot of Green Party tweet showing Jonathan Bartley being dragged away by police.

Marilyn Jones wrote
at 17:33:57 on 29 November 2017
Yes - and not just Labour and Green Party, but also the Lib Dems are against fracking. That just leaves the Tories - who are also the party not interested in the advancing wave of clean sustainable energy which is well on its way.

ernie wrote
at 06:20:06 on 13 November 2017
This article is fake news. UK energy companies operating onshore have profits ring fenced and pay a higher tax rate than the average corporation. More lies from the anti-frack lobby, ho hum.

Alice wrote
at 12:39:51 on 12 November 2017
It amazes me that there are people who still support Fracking. We have all the scientific information pointing out its environmental damage and we now have very successful results from wind power and solar power; both of which do not damage the environment and, with sufficient investment, will become the cheapest energy ever. Both the Labour Party and the Green Party are showing their intelligence by stating their objection. The other thing that makes me annoyed is that the Police, paid for by our taxation are being made to interfere with peaceful protests by people who are concerned about the environment. This is a mockery to democracy.

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