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Who is in the right in fracking debate?

By South Wales Evening Post  |  Posted: June 07, 2014

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I WAS pleased to read pro-fracking, anti-wind farm Independent Councillor Ioan Richard (Letters, June 3) is not a Ukip supporter, despite their pro-fossil fuel prejudices seeming to mirror his views.

I am wondering if, despite his usual aversion to "greens", he has returned to his nationalist roots and voted for the successful Plaid Cymru candidate Jill Evans, who has been busy in the European Parliament supporting the interests of Wales — opposing fracking and standing up against big business.

John Childs


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  • Scroggins  |  June 10 2014, 1:00PM

    Not yet, but it won't be too long. They have one currency they have on set of laws they have one police force and they are looking for one army and one flag. It certainly is beginning to look like it.

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  • Gwyddno  |  June 10 2014, 9:50AM

    Scroggins - The EU is not a Federal State.

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  • Scroggins  |  June 10 2014, 7:34AM

    Oh I get it now. So the EU is all for the individual countries as long as they all swear allegiance to the Federal State, fly its flag, obey its laws, use its money and follow its fiscal policies and of course all take down their borders. Obviously they must displace their own heads of state and kowtow to the President of Europe. I find the statement that Jill Evans is going to stand up to big business when the EU is the biggest business of them all.

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  • Gwyddno  |  June 09 2014, 3:18PM

    Scroggins - There are some people who want a federal Europe but not as many as the Mailygraph and Daily Excess make out. You'll love 'Incompetnce', by Red Dwarf creator Rob Grant, where stupidity is a constitutionally protected right in the United States of Europe. Also, this time non-fiction, try 'Them' by Jon Ronson.

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  • Scroggins  |  June 09 2014, 2:42PM

    But the concept of individual countries is completely alien to the EU. They just want one super state called Europe.

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  • Gwyddno  |  June 09 2014, 9:34AM

    Scroggins - That how it is supposed to work. Wales MEPs should represent Wales at the EU. However, Kipper MEPs are like saboteurs in a factory - They are against what the EU does, they seek to destroy it and our people lose as a result. You are indeed totally confused, Scroggy.

  • Scroggins  |  June 09 2014, 8:49AM

    I'm a bit confused. I thought the supporters of the EU keep banging on about how it is all about being for Europe and not individual member countries. So why is Jill Evans 'supporting the interests of Wales'? Sorry dear countries are gone now you have to worship at the altar of Europe. They will tell you what is best for Wales. Don't like it? Should have voted UKIP.

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  • Zoomer  |  June 08 2014, 10:18AM

    If coal had never been discovered in the Valleys until now. What would peoples' attitudes be about digging the coal out ?

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