Tories in 2012 branded health and safety “pointless time wasting”

Pride's Purge

David Cameron in 2012:

“This coalition has a clear new year’s resolution: to kill off the health and safety culture for good.

“I want 2012 to go down in history not just as Olympics year or Diamond Jubilee year, but the year we get a lot of this pointless time-wasting out of the British economy and British life once and for all.

“I think that will take a lot of fear out of the health and safety monster and make sure that businesses feel they can get on, they can plan, they can invest, they can grow without feeling they are going to be strangled by red tape and health and safety regulation.”

So no mystery as to how the Grenfell tragedy was allowed to happen then …

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Cuadrilla accounts: Losses continue as CEO condemns “irresponsible and intimidating” activists


Balcombe,West Sussex, UK Anti Fracking protests..16th September Photo: David Burr

Cuadrilla has accused some of the opponents of its shale gas operations in Lancashire of “irresponsible and intimidating behaviour”.

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With the last result now in, what’s does the election mean for fracking and onshore drilling?


BBC final result

The Conservatives lost Kensington and Chelsea to Labour by 20 votes in the past hour in the final seat to be declared following yesterday’s general election.

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“Government misled public and parliament over shale gas carbon emissions” – new research


Paul Mobbs reportThe government misled parliament and the public over the climate change impacts of shale gas, according to new research. It suggests that ministers may even have breached their code of conduct by giving MPs inaccurate information.

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