YP Comment: Fracking bribe reveals our bankrupt energy politics

From: Heather Stroud, Gilling East.

Householders could receive compensation in return for fracking going ahead in local communities.

The sum of £13,000 might seem like a lot, but it wouldn’t purchase a house these days – not even a beach hut. In this current climate of sell offs – our NHS and our countryside – this money wouldn’t go far on medical bills when our children get sick because of toxins in our environment due to fracking. It would no longer go far towards putting a child through university.

There is a growing awareness taking place, not just in the UK, but globally, that our government representatives no longer look toward our needs and aspirations, but are in a revolving door relationship between banks, corporations and government.

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Theresa May, you must be feeling desperate. We want our water supply, our land and our air to remain clean. We also want to live peacefully, responsibly and sustainably.

Keep your money. We cannot be bribed.

From: Michael Farman, Willow Grove, Beverley.

SO Theresa May is planning to offer sums approaching £10,000 to householders near fracking sites. If fracking is the environmentally-friendly and well-regulated industry the Government claims, why is it necessary to bribe people?