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A coalition of environmental organisations, community groups and academics has written to the Prime Minister in support of the National Trust in its legal fight against INEOS.

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By Kathryn McWhirter

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Community campaigners against drilling for oil near Leith Hill plan to hand a 100,000+-strong petition to the Environment Agency at a meeting this week in Dorking. But at a press conference yesterday, Environment Agency staff said they were not prepared to be seen receiving the petition.

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Fracking Week in Parliament

pnr 171208 blow out preventer 1 CR Blow-out preventer at Cuadrilla’s shale gas site at Preston New Road, near Blackpool. Photo: Cuadrilla’s PNR Live

The government has not estimated the potential effect on employment of shale gas, according to the Energy Minister, Claire Perry. Nor has it assessed the likely volume of flowback waste.

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Tory party chairman Brandon Lewis, a man who has developed relentless lying into an art form, announced that a Tory social media army will be unleashed.

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Taking inspiration from Russian bot farms and from the MAGA mob, a mix of nasty young brats and bitter old gits will regurgitate Tory lies and misdirections.  Smirk-filled provocation, personal abuse and melodramatic fake reactions will be the tone of their online engagement.  

Clearly, the main purpose of the Tory social media army is to distract people away from intelligent debate.  The Tories cannot compete on facts or on clarity of political vision.  They have nothing but the same lies repeated over and over accompanied by petulance.  The Tory social media strategy is the industrialisation of the dead cat tactic.

Some of the members of this army of insincere voices will be paid for their work.  

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