Labour comes out swinging on fracking in Balcombe


Freshly delivered into letterboxes in Balcombe - a strongly worded (bordering on downright anti-) fracking leaflet from the local Labour Party.

"We salute the protesters’ well organised campaign to combat fracking’s threats
to health, the environment and local democracy," says the letter, which is attributed to the Mid Sussex Constituency Labour Party.

It goes on to say Labour supports "residents who simply want to safeguard their water
supply, their surroundings and their way of life against an unproven
technology" and accuses the government of over-ruling local planning powers.

Fighting words from a party that has so far only dipped its toes into the widening pool of fracking opposition across the country. 

What say you David Cameron?


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