THERE is a good deal of consternation in the Tory shiresr about fracr king.
Whateve er you think about the merits or otherwise of fracr king,c the naturer ofthe protests r stinks and demonstrates r that therer arer still damaging social divisions in the UK.
It seems that it will be all right to fracr kc in Wales a or what Lordr Howeo ll, who is Georger Osborne's ' father-in-lar w,a described as the "desolate North-East" because the poor people therer don't' matter.
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FCICM, Professor, Department of Intensive Care, The Austin Hospital; and Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Research Centre, Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University.
Cunliffe, MD; Ingeborg Fischer, MD; David Monoky, MD; Meng Law, MD, MBBS, FRACR
; Carolyn Revercomb, MD; Susan Elrich, MD; Michael Jered Kopp, BA; David Zagzag, MD, PhD
And two w months ago, after an 89-yeary -old r woman was takenk to hospital the day after a falla in her garden,r Dr Abdul-Salam discharc gedr the patient and told her to take k painkillers,r but her injury r was later found to be a fracr
-tured r neck.
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FRCPA, Director, Department of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases.
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FRCPA, Haematologist, Australian Red Cross Blood Service and Clinical Lead, BloodSafe Program, SA Health.
incentiveSforpeople living i near planned controver rsial fracr kingc projects r - including slashed energyr bills - have a been condemned as "bribery" r by a South Walesa campaigner.
No fracr kingc operations r arer planned in Walesa -butagas test drilling projectr issetto start in Llandow,o in the Valea of Glamorgan,r later this year whichc some envirn onmentalists r fear cold lead to a full-scale fracr kingc operation.
"WeW will continuen to oppose fracr kingc in this area,r with or without sweeteners.r" The Welsh Goveo rnment has said that further inven stigations into fracr kingc arer requiredr before anyn suchc incentivei s could be examined.
A spokesman k said: "UK shale gas deve e lopment is still at an earlyr and explorx atorr y r stage and the commercialr viability and wider impacts of this resourcer remain unknownw ." Rob Thomas, the Valea council's ' director r of deve e lopment services, r said: "WeW will continuen to monitor the debate, e givei n the significant public interestr in fracr kingc within the Valea of Glamorgan.