Fracking was in the news this weekend with Jeremy Corbyn visiting Derbyshire and voicing his opposition to Shale Gas Fracking…..
Meanwhile it has been announced that Natascha Engel a former MP has been appointed as Shale Gas Commissioner by the conservative government. As Ms Engel is also a former employee of the fracking company INEOS, questions have been raised about her impartiality.. Jeremy Corbyn has criticised the appointment.
Conservative MP Kevin Hollinrake stated that he “didn’t think that Natascha is an independent person in this debate, clearly she has been appointed by the government and the government’s strategy is to push ahead with shale gas” …… going on to say she is “definitely there to try and help the government to roll out its policies on shale gas exploration which I support”
You can watch the Look North broadcast on BBC iPlayer until 10:30 tonight…. BBC Look North
If you’ve missed the BBC clip, you can cheer yourself with this song from David Rovics 🎵 I agree with Jeremy 🎵