Constituency Correspondence:

For those concerned about fracking, here is the UKIP position explained far better than I ever could –

Roger Helmer MEP

To a voter in Wales concerned about shale gas


Dear Constituent,

Thank you for writing to UKIP with your concerns about shale gas.  I quite understand your position, which is shared by many others who have been alarmed by the black propaganda around the issue.

But the fact is that that in politics, as Tony Blair said, we face hard choices.  Everyone wants their rubbish collected weekly, but no one wants to live next to a landfill site or an incinerator.  Everyone wants to travel quickly and comfortably by train: no one wants HS2 in their back garden.  Everyone wants to fly to Majorca for their holiday, but no one wants a new airport.  Everyone wants better mobile phone coverage: no one wants an ærial mast next door.

When it comes to energy, the problems seem to multiply.  Everyone wants the lights to come on – indeed they simply…

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