‘Fracking the next asbestos,’ Vivienne Westwood tells David Cameron. No reply from Number 10.

Westwood’s fracking message for PM

Fashion designer Vivienne Westwood attempted to deliver asbestos as a Christmas present to David Cameron – and told him to have sympathy because “he lost a child”.

Vivienne Westwood and her son Joe Corre deliver an anti-fracking Christmas card for Prime Minister David Cameron at 10 Downing Street
Vivienne Westwood and her son Joe Corre deliver an anti-fracking Christmas card for Prime Minister David Cameron at 10 Downing Street

Mr Corre, whose impresario father Malcolm McLaren died of cancer due to asbestos, and his mother warned that the controversial hydraulic fracturing technique of extracting oil and gas could become “the next asbestos or thalidomide”.

They turned up outside the gates of Downing Street with a Santa Claus wearing a gas mask to deliver a box of asbestos – but police did not allow the “present” through.

Asked if she expected the Prime Minister to listen to their message, Ms Westwood told the Press Association: “Will David Cameron listen to us? He lost a child, he must have some sympathy, and he’s not connecting the dots.”

Instead of the box of asbestos Westwood and her son delivered “independent medical reports” on the consequences of fracking.

“They link very clearly the chemicals used in fracking industry to some really horrible, serious illnesses,” 47-year-old Mr Corre said.

“Birth defects in children, horrible cancers, skin diseases, rashes, nosebleeds, stunted growth, all kinds of things.

“We are lucky to have this information in advance from the terrible situation that his happening right now in the United States.

“We have the opportunity now, and I hope David Cameron takes it, to put an end to what could be something quite disastrous for the UK.

“David Cameron has no democratic mandate to be pushing this through onto the British people, this is something the entire country is going to start waking up to.

“He ought to listen to his chief scientific advisor and if he refuses to listen to this and we have fracking and we have birth defects and we have people getting sick, he’s got something very serious on his hands and a legacy the British people will not ever forgive him for.”

In his annual report, chief scientific adviser Professor Sir Mark Walport warned that the Government has not given proper consideration to the potential health and environmental risks of fracking.

New York state governor Andrew Cuomo’s administration announced yesterday that it would ban fracking after a report concluded that it poses potential health risks.

Mr Corre said that his inspiration for taking a stance against fracking was his father’s death from cancer aged 64.

“He died a really horrible death, it was quite something and I wouldn’t want to wish that onto anybody or anybody’s family.”

Downing Street declined to respond to Ms Westwood’s comments about Mr Cameron’s son.

http://www.shropshirestar.com/news/uk-news/2014/12/18/westwoods-fracking-message-for-pm/

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2 Responses to “‘Fracking the next asbestos,’ Vivienne Westwood tells David Cameron. No reply from Number 10.”

  1. sovereigntea says:

    Deaf ears at the no 10 dictators door no surprise there.

    However when activists attempted to deliver a petition regarding child raping politicians they didnt get past the security gates at the end of the road.

    Special showbiz access beyond the security perimeter for the photo here though.

    Some are more equal than others and not just the political vermin.

  2. Anonymous says:

    This is what needs to happen. They the celebs are not above the suffering being inflicted on us. We all share this Globe and the sooner they all join the human race for survival the better off they and their families will be. We will all unite one day and we will tare down this empire filth once and for all.

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