18 Oct Vivienne Westwood and Joe Corré visit Preston New Road
As well as the dedicated team of concerned local residents, smiling Nana’s and tiny babies – Vivienne Westwood and Joe Corré visited Cuadrillas Preston New Road (non) Fracking Site in Lancashire this week. There to voice objection to the powers that be giving fracking England the green light last week; the rebellious icon danced to Abba in the middle of the road and delivered a truly impassioned speech to the crowd and talked with the dedicated local team about what can be done next to resist drilling.
Cuadrilla are demonstrating a total lack of respect for the democratic process, and its no surprise at all that the air was filled with the sound of honking horns from the moment we arrived, a way for drivers to signal their approval of the demonstrators actions despite short holdups they create on the busy A-road. Peaceful demonstration WORKS – as the cost of the extraction operation soars (see photo – how many SIA men does it take to retrieve a box of sandwiches), the less of viable the whole operation becomes.
``As well as a direct assault on the oil and gas industry, its also seen as 'one in the eye' for British Prime Minister Theresa May after her 'Dancing Queen' outing at the Tory party conference. Westwood will be supported by her son, Environmental activist and entrepreneur Joe Corré. Westwood is making a stand against ``Illegal and Environmentally destructive Fracking`` which has been ``forced on the people of England against their will``, according to Joe Corré. According to the Government's now banned survey question about fracking, the majority of Britons are against Fracking. The last statistics from the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy: Wave 25 Survey on the 26th April 2018 showed that only 18% of Britons support fracking, Joe Corré says: ``Britain's Democracy has been run roughshod over by The Tories who are defying Local Government objection to Fracking to instead ``Stand Up For the dying Oil & Gas industry and breach our Paris Climate Change Objectives``.