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We Listened To The Eco-Fantasists Over Fracking And Now We Have Hostile Russia Heating Our Homes

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Editorial, The Sun

Let this Russian crisis be the moment Britain finally wakes up to the need for new power stations and for shale gas – as much as we can possibly extract.

FOR years The Sun warned Labour, coalition and Tory Governments of the folly of leaving our energy supply at the mercy of flaky foreign powers.

For years we said fracking had the potential to supply cheap British gas for decades.

Those Governments did next to nothing – merely watched our self-sufficiency of just 15 years ago vanish.

Meanwhile eco fantasists successfully used web conspiracy theories to scare millions into believing fracking dirty and dangerous. They put their faith in wind and solar power which, a new report confirms, are woefully inadequate for a country of our size and climate.

Now we are deep into a crisis with Russia, which supplies us with gas via Europe.

We are relying on a hostile power to heat our homes. It is madness.

For once a union is speaking sense. The GMB backs fracking and has attacked Labour’s indefensible leap aboard the green scaremongers’ bandwagon.

Let this Russian crisis be the moment Britain finally wakes up to the need for new power stations and for shale gas – as much as we can possibly extract.

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