This made my day.
The local rag, the Blackpool Gazette, printed a story that was a little more modest although they did post the video shot at the time, perhaps to garner readers” sympathy for the celebrity
environmental warriors eco-loon trespassers.
A-list celebrities Emma Thompson and her sister Sophie visited the proposed shale gas drill site off Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, to lend their support and bake a few cakes for the Lancashire Nannas campaign.
Lancashire Nannas? There doesn’t seem to be many of those in the video (follow the above Gazette link). Perhaps the Gazette meant ‘nanas as in right ‘nanas.
Emma, who has been a Greenpeace member since she was 16, said she was inspired by the fight put up by the Nannas and the other local campaign groups against the Government and industry which supports fracking.
Hollywood actors and actresses with carbon footprints the size of Texas absolutely never fail to pass up a
celebrity whoredom opportunity virtue waving exercise anti cheap energy for people not half as well off as them protest.
Emma said: “The Lancashire Nannas and other groups have fought so bravely against big business. We wanted to come along and support them.
Wot, no patented quotes from Big Red Dictionary of Socialist Epithets? Perhaps she forgot to bring her spectacles. She missed out on “evil capitalists” “vile economic realists” Gaia rapers and planet killers. Why does she think that supporting a bunch of Luddite Shreddies knitters is the sensible thing to do?
I went ballistic when I found that David Cameron came back from the Paris global warming conference having agreed to cut carbon emissions and then right away okayed 200 new fracking licences. On the one hand, he was saying the world should cut fossil fuels, and on the other he was preparing to start a new fossil fuel industry. The Government has removed support for solar power and has virtually called a halt to onshore wind energy schemes, but is pushing this dirty fossil fuel industry.
So, Emma, how many of your countless trans-Atlantic flights were powered by windmills and solar panels rather than that filthy fossil fuel that gets you into such a tizzy? Did you arrive by bicycle or a filthy fossil fuel guzzling car? And how did you bake those cute little anti-fracking cupcakes? Over a cow-shit fire pit? There was certainly enough of it around once the farmer had finished spraying his own protest over his property and uninvited interlopers. How about that much vaunted cake baking competition? What filthy fossil fuel was used to bake those world changing comestibles you seem to think gives you a free pass to break the law?
It is disgusting, hypocritical and an example of how the Government is hand in glove with big corporations.
And you, Emma, are a disgusting and hypocritical example of how a stupid, anti-humanity celebrity bimbo works hand in glove with Big Green. Do you possess even a nanogram of self awareness?
The danger is that all of the efforts of these magnificent Nannas and the residents to fight this industry may be ignored by national government. It is undemocratic, especially having been told by the Government and Greg Clark that decisions should be made on issues locally.
Undemocratic? Because a small minority of dummy chucking, deluded anti-realists, some of whom seem to have been imported from other parts of the UK to make up the numbers, aren’t getting their way? I’m a local and I haven’t been consulted (nor has anyone I know) so how the hell do you, Emma “I Love Greenpeace” Thompson, know whether or not the people of the Fylde want fracking or not? No one that I know is against it. Why is that? Because we are sick to death of paying through the nose to heat our homes. It’s not like we can hop on a plane and piss off to the Riviera to keep warm.
Lancashire Nanas campaigner Tina Rothery said: “It is wonderful to have ‘Nanna McPhee’ – Emma, and Nanna Sophie here with us today.
We’ve met Tina on this blog before. If you are reading this, Tina, please explain to me why “Nanna McPhee” (Who she?) is trespassing on private property in breach of a high court injunction? Does her greenie credentials trump the law of the land?
However, the visit was condemned by pro-fracking group the North West Energy Task Force. Member Tony Raynor, from Lytham said: “I won’t be lectured by a London-based celebrity and multimillionaire, especially when lots of local jobs and much-needed investment in Lancashire are at stake.” And a farmer was also spotted spraying muck on the fields close to the bake off (Video courtesy of Andy Ball and Rock FM)
Typical Anti-fracking Gazette. A few paltry lines at the end of the article for the pro-frackers and barely a mention of the farmer. Especially when the Thompsons and their Greenpeace cheer leaders get this extra puff piece. The mail wasn’t much better.
I used to know Tony Raynor because I worked for his Dad, a very astute businessman, many moons ago. When I knew Tony he was a teenager trying to fill some big boots and making a muck of things. He now runs a successful telecommunications company. It’s nice to see the apple didn’t fall too far from the tree after all.
I’m left wondering why the cupcake clowns weren’t arrested for breaching a high court injunction. Maybe the paltry fines, or rather lack of them, would fail to outweigh the cost of cleaning cow shit from police vehicles?