The Tories are ‘working hand in hand with the fracking industry,’ Labour charges
From the Morning Star: Tory ministers have held more than 30 meetings with leaders of the controversial fracking gas extraction industry — but not one with opponents.
The cosy get-togethers have even included discussions with a Home Office policing minister.
Anti-fracking campaigners have demanded the same face-to-face meetings with ministers that the industry’s bosses have been afforded.
Labour, which exposed the meetings today, accused the government of “working hand in hand with the fracking industry while ignoring all the evidence and failing to give a fair hearing to local people affected.”
Labour revealed that over the last three years fracking company bosses had 31 meetings with ministers from six government departments, including the Treasury and the Home Office.