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Boris Johnson: Do you have any reason to believe this liar will really ban fracking?

The government has halted fracking in England in what most commentators see as nothing more than a publicity stunt.

It seems nobody seriously believes that Boris Johnson won’t allow fracking to resume on December 13, if he gets enough votes to form another government. See:

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn pointed out that Boris Johnson himself once described fracking in the most glowing terms possible:

And Mr Corbyn was right – here’s an extract from the Telegraph article Mr Johnson wrote about it, headlined Ignore the doom merchants, Britain should get fracking:

“The extraction of shale gas by hydraulic fracture, or fracking, seems an answer to the nation’s prayers.

“By offering the hope of cheap electricity, fracking would make Britain once again competitive in sectors of industry … where we have lost hope.

“We should get our act together, and make use of what nature has bestowed on Lancashire and elsewhere… It is glorious news for humanity.”

But it is also electoral poison, it seems.

So Mr Johnson has shelved it for the time being.

Oh, but look at this – dissent from Andrea Leadsom which suggests that he is lying. It seems she described the Conservatives’ announcement about pausing fracking as a ‘disappointment’, saying that fracking is a ‘huge opportunity’ for the UK and that we will need shale gas for ‘the next several decades’.

Labour’s shadow secretary of state for business, energy and industrial strategy, Rebecca Long-Bailey, was on the case.

She said: “The Conservatives usually wait until after elections before breaking their promises but this time they’ve u-turned on their fracking policy within hours of announcing it. Their own Energy Secretary has described pausing fracking as a ‘disappointment’, says fracking is a ‘huge opportunity’ and that the UK will rely on fracked shale gas for decades to come.

“This confirms that the Tories are only temporarily pausing fracking to try to win a few votes. They have no intention of stopping fracking, which Boris Johnson described as ‘glorious news for humanity’.

“Labour will ban fracking. That’s real change.”

So the choice is simple: A makeshift, make-believe, pretend freeze on this dangerous process under the Tories that will last until just after the general election – or a genuine ban under Labour.

Boris Johnson is a proven liar. Jeremy Corbyn is known to keep his word.

Who do you believe?

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