Just how much of an ignorant cow is Caroline Lucas?

That was my first experience of the protest at Balcombe, last summer. It’s been a long journey since then, via five hours in the cells of Crawley police station, months of preparing our case, and finally six days at the magistrates court in Brighton.

Balcombe, as one of the first places in the UK to be earmarked as a potential fracking site, has been the frontline in a major struggle over the search and exploitation of yet more fossil fuels – and the stakes could hardly be higher.

No one intends to do any fracking at Balcombe. From The Guardian:

On Thursday, the company wrote to residents of Balcombe and released a statement saying that it was applying for an extension to its planning permission for an exploratory well, but added: “The analysis of the samples we obtained from the exploration well confirmed that the target rock underneath Lower Stumble is naturally fractured. The presence of these natural fractures and the nature of the rock means that we do not intend to hydraulically fracture the exploration well at Lower Stumble now or in the future.”

Ignorant sodding cow.

11 comments on “Just how much of an ignorant cow is Caroline Lucas?

  1. Well, much as I hate to be fair to the silly whatsit …

    “One of the first places to be identified as potential …” and “we do not now intend …” aren’t actually mutually exclusive.

  2. Balcombe, as one of the first places in the UK to be earmarked as a potential fracking site, has been the frontline in a major struggle over the search and exploitation of yet more fossil fuels – and the stakes could hardly be higher.

    She is right about this though. The stakes could hardly be higher. Which is why we should ignore the b!tch.

  3. I’ll keep saying it – Ellsworth Toohey. Any plausible emotionally manipulative load of old bollocks to further the hidden agenda.

    There really is going to have to come a time when something is done about people like this.

  4. @Jim ‘There really is going to have to come a time when something is done about people like this.’

    Who whom?

  5. “Who whom?”

    Without the grammar police to dissect that statement for me, I’ll assume you mean who is to be dealt with and by whom.

    And the answer is the people to be dealt with are the likes of Caroline Lucas, Polly Toynbee, Richard Murphy and all the other fellow travelers who infest the media, politics and public life these days. And the dealing will have to be done by people who recognise how dangerous they are.

    Unfortunately we are fighting with our hands tied behind our backs, as we are in thrall to such concepts as honesty and openness, and not using the power of the State to enforce our wishes. Whereas the likes of the above would herd people like you and me into camps, given half a chance.

    Hence my prediction that a time will come when it will be necessary to fight fire with fire.

  6. Jim

    Wholly agree with you (would add Owen Jones to your list obviously, along with about a dozen other Grauniad journalists)

    Sadly there seems a marked reluctance on the part of the intelligence/ security services to take the action necessary against people like Lucas, whose loyalty clearly lies with a power other than the UK – Toynbee even more so, and her links with hostile powers go back decades. I fear it may take much more to goad them into doing the job the taxpayers shell out money for….

  7. I’m glad that Lucas is been found not guilty. Due process of the law. Unlike her friends in Occupy et al who would much prefer to sentence people based purely on their views being opposite to theirs.

    As for being one of the the first sites of fracking. It wasn’t. No fracking was planned. Same at Barton Moss which is Coal Bed Methane, and now at Daneshill. The protesters are caught mid switch as their arguments against fracking weaken (because there isn’t any) and to keep up the campaign for their sheep they attack CBM sites. But they have to keep saying “fracking” because their followers are stupid and slow.

    And even the fracking at Preese Hall near Blackpool wasn’t the first. It’s been carried out many hundreds of times over many decades in oil wells all over the UK. Fracking is fracking whether for oil or gas and it’s a tiny part of the overall drilling process. Fracking for oil and the progression to fracking for gas is like the progression from a Model T’s engine to a F1 car’s. In the case of cars, the engines are basically the same, but a lot more efficient and powerful. Same with fracking. The other thing that is similar in both fracking and engines is that they are also safer and more reliable.

    The use of fracking was so inconsequential until Josh Fox and his lying Gasland propaganda piece that no one thought to document it’s use. It was just another technique in the oil worker’s arsenal. Just like an engineer will add different screwdrivers to their toolbox without much thought.

  8. @Jim “Without the grammar police to dissect that statement for me, I’ll assume you mean who is to be dealt with and by whom.”

    It’s a famous statement of policy by Lenin which basically says exactly what you thought ie you are absolutely right, and I was agreeing with you, not critiquing your grammar!

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