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Vivienne Westwood Drives Tank To David Cameron's House In Fracking Protest

The 74-year-old came out in force to oppose the new fracking licenses which are being pushed through parts of northern England.

Westwood said: "Cameron accuses foreign leaders such as President Gaddafi and President Assad of supposedly using chemicals on their own people as a justification for regime change. But he is doing precisely that here in Britain by forcing toxic, life-threatening fracking chemicals on his own people against the advice of his own chief scientist.

"It's time for regime change in Britain. Cameron plans to force householders to surrender their land and endure fracking underneath their homes. Britons no longer have any choice but to fight back."

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10 Responses:

  1. phuzz says:

    Some shopkeepers had a cooler tank than that to moan about parking regulations round this way.

  2. Space Hobo says:

    Comrade Westwood storms the Winter Palace.

  3. ssl-3 says:

    Dear British people,

    Can you explain why your go-to vehicle of choice for prove a point is an army tank?

    • Space Hobo says:

      Well, we're not permitted to carry sidearms, so this is really the only firepower we can brandish in a political conversation.

      I understand that in America you tend to wave revolvers around to settle a dispute.

      How quaint!

      • Kyzer says:

        More realistically, it's because the MOD sold off a lot of surplus tanks, so we have a lot of tank rental opportunities.

        Aren't the US currently making unwanted tanks because it keeps people in marginal constituencies employed? You'd think there would be plenty of decommissioned tanks on the market for using as soapboxes, commuting really slowly, etc.

        • jwz says:

          Aren't the US currently making unwanted tanks because it keeps people in marginal constituencies employed?

          Also they are sold at a loss to provincial police departments, and everyone gets a tax break on the deal.

          The system works!

        • ssl-3 says:

          Aren't the US currently making unwanted tanks because it keeps people in marginal constituencies employed? You'd think there would be plenty of decommissioned tanks on the market for using as soapboxes, commuting really slowly, etc.

          No.

          I sometimes work at the (THE, afaict) US Army Tank Plant, in Lima, Ohio (USA), doing various technical things that admittedly are not directly related to tank production. The latest news-down-the-pipe from a year or three ago is that we sold some foreign ally a bunch of tanks that they didn't want, but all indications from passive and obvious observations while working there are that it is business as usual.

          And when I say business as usual: Rusted, blown-to-shit iron ("tanks") come in, and come out shiny-and-new. This is not indicative of new tank production, but of continual refurbishment.

          As to jobs: Yeah, the tank plant is kind of a big deal in that locale. Lima used to be a bustling community that made steam railroad locomotives (and did it well!), but now the only thing separating it from Gary, Indiana* is the tank plant, the ginormous chemical plant, and the Ford engine plant.

          *: Go ahead and Google Gary, Indiana. It's the only place I've ever found myself as a paying customer at a working gas station that had a working air pump, where I could not refill my somewhat-low spare tire because the scrappers kept stealing the brass nozzles and it wasn't worth the money to replace them.

          **: No, I don't want to see Lima, Ohio look like Gary, Indiana. FFS, I don't wan to see Gary look like Gary, either. And much of Lima is bad enough as it is with its tank plant.

  4. joe says:

    Isn't the anti-fracking hysteria a load of bull? They use a bit of slightly soapy water, more or less. It's nothing to worry about.

    • PDP says:

      I mean if you like using benzenes in your dish soap, more power to ya. I'm sure it works great, any chemist will admit that benzene is really ace at getting things clean. A+ plus stuff, shame about the cancer.

  5. Lloyd says:

    On, it's a load of bull. nothing to see here. move along.