Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Labour show they are not to be trusted over fracking.

If any one in Scotland still believes the Unionist Parties are sincere when it comes to devolving powers to Scotland then they only have to look at yesterdays vote in the House  of Commons 

- Vote on devolving licensing and mineral access rights to Scotland
To amend the Scotland Act to give the Scottish Government responsibility for licensing and mineral access rights for onshore shale gas extraction
ResultThose in favour 231Those against 324New clause not included in the Infrastructure Bill
We in Wales were not even given the opportunity 

Only the day before "Scottish" Labour's  Deputy Leader  Kezia Dugdale  was boasting 

As Scots we’re proud of the fact that not only is the water among the cleanest and best in the world, it’s ours and long may that continue.
So whether it’s environmental concerns or the sheer injustice of people not having a say, Scottish Labour have said loud and clear that we’ll use the powerful new powers of the Scottish Parliament to stop fracking.
We want a tough new regulatory scheme and we won’t consider any fracking until the worrying environmental concerns have been addressed and even then, we’ll always give the people the last word with a local referendum.
That’s Scottish Labour’s triple lock against fracking.
That’s the way to protect the planet and draw strength from people power which has always been at the heart of our movement.
While arguing those points on Twitter this weekend. A bright young councillor from the Tories decided to wade in and proclaim that fracking was key to tackling fuel poverty.
What utter nonsense. How dare the Tories even begin to lecture Scots about poverty after the last five years of David Cameron’s government.
Tories want fracking so their millionaire pals can profit from the natural assets of our land – not because they care about our grannies’ heating bills.
Plus, if they were so concerned about fuel poverty, they’d back Labour’s cap on energy bills and plans to reform the market so that the big six stop operating like a cartel.
But they don’t, and what’s more, we remember the most recent time the Tories experimented in Scotland, with the poll tax.
Fracking isn’t something the Tories will get to test in Scotland.
Oh no – no guinea pigs here.
Scottish Labour will use the powers of the Parliament to protect our proud land. I only hope the SNP follow our lead and do the same.
So  what did Ms Dugdale's Westminster Colleagues di when there waas an attempt to place a Monetarism on Fracking

They abstained and her leader Jim Murphy wasn't even there.
Scottish Labour Leader  thinks a photo opportunity is more important than stopping Fracking

- Vote on a fracking moratorium

To declare a moratorium on fracking while an independent assessment was carried out into the impact of unconventional petroleum on climate change, the environment, health and safety and the economy.
ResultThose in favour 52Those against 308Labour MPs abstained in the voteNew clause not included in the Infrastructure Bill

Labour then proposed an amendment which  was passed by the Government ALLOWING fracking across the UK, subject as (Wings over  Scotland point's  out) companies jumping through some hoops, eg telling people when they were going to frack under their houses and maybe cleaning up a bit afterwards

So Labour cannot protect us when it comes to Fracking  or further powers even to Scotland as they can't or won't devolve the powers.

Why can't we in Wales realise that Labour = Tory and they have no interest in Wales apart for our votes

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