Theresa May offers residents bribes for fracking

Fear and loathing in Great Britain

08_august_2016

A letter a day to number 10. No 1,516

Monday 08 August 2016.

Dear Mrs May,

According to the BBC you want to compensate residents whose communities are affected by fracking with a proportion of the proceeds from shale gas projects.

If the BBC are to be believed, which these days is tricky, you have apparently said that your government wants to help “ordinary families for whom life is harder than many people in politics realise. This announcement is an example of putting those principles into action, It’s about making sure people personally benefit from economic decisions that are taken – not just councils – and putting them back in control over their lives.”

For the purposes of this letter I shall have to assume these are your words and you are right many of our lives are harder than many people in politics realise and one of them is…

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