Monday, July 17, 2017

Monday 17th July


The tv silently flickers it pictures through the lunch news, a couple of sleek middle aged men shake hands, politicians of course - Brexit in Brussels, how falsely they smile for the camera.  A lynx suddenly appears, they are being re-introduced, probably in Kielder forest in Northumbria and I am glad, need a few lions and tigers as well, well perhaps not, the beavers are doing well in Devon though!
Why the video, liked the tune, found it on a fracking site, yes it is all going ahead, recalling the battles of the Newbury bypass, the A4 Solsbury Hill protest. There is a gearing up for protest against an extraordinary stupid decision to bring fracking into this country. Now the fracking companies employ private security, bully boys who are up for a bit of violence, this is  Conservative England loud and clear - battle begins.
To return to quieter things our neighbours have gone off to Whitby for a week's holiday,  there is nothing like bustling Whitby to put me off going but it does have bags of charm.

Whitby

4 comments:

  1. Fracking is the new industry. It is in my home state also and no matter all the warnings and information we have about it's dangers, they are mostly ignored. Money talks louder than anything.

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    1. You are perfectly right of course, the first warnings from America came a few years ago about the dangers of fracking. But money is always behind these decisions, forget green alternatives.

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  2. Added to which it is not far for them to go and no queuing at the airport.

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    1. Their last holiday was around the Scottish islands on a cruise, so whitby is definitely nearer. Even Peter is talking of going, taking the bus into Pickering and then catching the old steam train!

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