Anti-Fracking Candidate Spent More Than Rivals Put Together

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Mike Hill, who came fourth in the General Election running on an anti-fracking ticket in shale-laden Fylde in Lancashire, spent an eye-watering £36,519.67 across the long and short campaign. That’s 2,766% more than the ‘kipper who came in third…

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He clearly needed the cash as it cost him £5.89 for each vote, compared to an average of 47p for the other candidates. And people accuse the shale lobby of being the big spenders… 

Graphs via OESG

 

Lancashire Council Slam Medact Report

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Following Gaia’s revelation that “independent” medical charity Medact’s report into fracking was a nothing more than green propaganda written by anti-fracking activists, Lancashire County Council’s planning officers have poured scorn on the report’s authority.

“The Medact report has not produced new epidemiological research but has reviewed published literature and has requested short papers from relevant experts in particular subject areas. It has also interviewed academics and experts. Unfortunately one [Mike Hill] of the contributors (contributing to three of the report’s six chapters (ie 2, 4 and 5)) has led a high profile campaign in the Fylde related to shale gas…. This has led to questions from some quarters about the report’s objectivity. In light of these uncertainties it is not clear how much weight the county council should attach to the report.”

Medact will be wheeling out their “experts” at a public meeting in Preston today, in an effort to influence Lancashire County Council’s decision over whether to green-light the drilling of two fracking wells next week. They don’t know when they’re beaten…

Meet Gayzer Frackman, The Anti-Fracking Fanboy

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Meet Gayzer Frackman, the voice of the grassroots anti-fracking movement in shale rich Lancashire. Mr Frackman who has legally changed his name from Geza Tarjanyi, is both a professional clown and the most vocal backer of anti-fracking parliamentary candidate Mike Hill. The two not being entirely mutually exclusive…

When he’s not delighting Blackpool’s children with his comic buffoonery, Frackman is a full time keyboard warrior and part time politician agitator. So far he’s managed to doorstep Matt Hancock and accost a startled Ed Miliband at a train station. It’s not often Gaia feels a touch of sympathy for Red Ed..

Astonishingly, Frackman’s antics are paying off. Fracking is still on hold in Lancashire…

Green on Green Fracking Deathmatch

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The Walter Mitty independent parliamentary candidate Mike Hill who is running on an anti-fracking platform in shale-laden Fylde in Lancashire, has accused the local Green party of smearing him for not being anti-fracking enough. In an incoherent and rambling email sent to the local Green PPC Bob Dennett and Caroline Lucas, Hill complained that there has been a concerted effort by the Greens to undermine his anti-fracking credentials and even accused Dennett of asking him to stand down. Apparently there can only be one anti-fracking candidate in the village…

Hill then goes on to brag about his anti-franking credentials, boasting about the 68 public speeches he has made and the number of times he has been inside Parliament.

Gaia loves nothing better than green on green bitch fight…

Mask Slips From Greenpeace ‘Health Charity’ Front

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A report published by “independent” medical charity Medact calling for a UK-wide moratorium on fracking, is nothing more than left-wing propaganda pushed by Green extremists, Gaia can reveal. The Guardian is already excitedly claiming that the report is prompting doctors and academics to call for a ban on fracking…

Health & Fracking was launched yesterday by Andy Haines, who wrote a chapter of a Greenpeace global warming report, and its lead author is David McCoy. McCoy is on the record saying that health professional associations should do more to lend their authority to the campaigning efforts of organisations such as Greenpeace.

Another contributor to the report is none other than Mike Hill. As previously revealed by Gaia, Hill is a fantasist who falsely claims to be an advisor to the government and EU and is running for parliament on an anti-fracking platform. Something the report didn’t see relevant to declare as a conflict of interest… 

Medact is funded by the ‘International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons UK’, of which Greenpeace is a partner organisation, along with Crisis Action, who include Greenpeace in its network of members. ‘Scientists for Global Responsibility’, whose Executive Director has collaborated with Greenpeace, also supported them. Do we detect a pattern here?

Gaia hears whispers that the report was originally scheduled for release last week, but Medact opted to drop it during purdah so that Public Health England could not respond…

Walter Mitty CV of Anti-Fracking Candidate

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Following yesterday’s revelations that anti-fracking parliamentary candidate Mike Hill once offered his services to gas exploration company Cuadrilla, Guido can reveal today that Hill has a long history of misrepresenting the facts – not least when it comes to claims about his qualifications.

Hill has claimed on a number of occasions to be and expert adviser to the EU, telling a debate at the  University of Canterbury that he was an “expert adviser to the EU Commission on shale gas” and point blank telling a Ryedale District Council meeting “I am an EU Adviser.” Hill is not an EU adviser, he is merely a member of a EU Commission Technical Working Group –  a self described ‘forum for discussion.’ An EU Commission spokesperson recently told IPSO “Mr Hill is not an official EU advisor and not entitled to use such a title”

Hill also claims to have advised both the Royal Society and the Department for Energy and Climate Change:

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In fact, he has simply made a written submission to the Royal Society, while the DECC have in a letter seen by Guido bluntly clarified that “Mr Hill is not an advisor to DECC.” Bad mother fracker…

Anti-Fracking Parliamentary Candidate Wanted to Work for Frackers

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Mike Hill, the independent parliamentary candidate for shale-laden Fylde in Lancashire is running on an anti-fracking platform. So rather awkward then that he once tried to get a job with gas exploration company Cuadrilla. An email obtained by Gaia Fawkes can reveal that just two years ago Hill tried to shop his “technical” and “engineering” services to the former CEO of Cuadrilla.

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Despite his willingness to work for a major fracking company and his claims of not wanting to lend his “professional credence” to the “utter nonsense” of the anti-fracking movement, Hill has spent the last few years leading the ‘intellectual’ charge against shale in the UK.  Just months after writing to Cuadrilla, Hill was commissioned by Friends of the Earth to write their response to the Environment Agency’s technical guidance on oil and gas operation.  A fracking moratorium is Friends of the Earth’s top strategic objective

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