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From The Socialist newspaper, 15 March 2012

Those fracking Tories

There have been protest meetings across West Sussex against the danger of Hydraulic Fracturing ("Fracking"). The practice has been banned in France and Bulgaria after mass protests.

The water companies are already talking about hosepipe bans across the south-east. The public are being lectured about saving water. So it would take a madman to deliberately pollute thousands of gallons of the stuff.

The fracking process involves taking thousands of gallons of water out of the water supply and mixing it with various things you'd rather not find in your glass.

They include benzene which is pleasantly carcinogenic with a dash of toluene, a central nervous system depressant. The delightful cocktail is rounded off with xylene which is regarded as a neurotoxin.

Sussex Conservative MP Francis Maude (the pensioners' friend!) is very relaxed about fracking although he's selling off one of his many homes in Sussex. He is equally relaxed about appointing his chum Lord Browne, a director of Cuadrilla, the fracking firm involved, as 'lead non-executive' to the Cabinet Office.

No wonder people round here feel the Tories can frack off.

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In The Socialist 15 March 2012:


Socialist Party news and analysis

Resist Cameron's cold cruelty

Fight the cuts - for a workers' alternative

Fight back against attacks on pensions

Those fracking Tories

Them & Us


Socialist Party workplace news

Construction workers fight on

Workplace news in brief


International socialist news and analysis

Widespread fraud alleged as Putin wins presidential poll

Kazakhstan: Oilworkers' lawyer freed from prison


Socialist Party reports and campaigns

National demo needed to save our NHS

Liberals' 'democratic' conference

Fighting Con-Dem attacks on education

14 March - Socialist Students get a response

Housing crisis in London

Library cash goes to supermarket bosses

Coventry: Fight for a socialist alternative

May Day greetings


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World developments show - capitalism is crisis

Trade unions and workplaces

Britain: working class begins to 'rise like lions'

Building the Socialist Party: 'year of the branch'

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'Westenders' - omnibus edition

The best of 'literary fiction'


 

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