Margaret Thatcher entirely misjudged the mood of the British people when she pushed for the Poll Tax, and it led to her downfall.
I predict that the same fate awaits Cameron. He thinks the British people won’t care if their land is fracked, as long as the money rolls in.
Watch as over the coming months ‘Middle England’ becomes increasingly disturbed by the thought of their countryside being assaulted. Members of the National Trust, the Woodland Trust, the RSPB, number in their millions – and guess what? They don’t want water and chemicals blasted into the earth beneath them to release gas and oil. They want development money and tax breaks given for a sustainable energy industry, not for an old boys’ network that will bleed the earth dry beneath their feet for a fast buck.
If you think I’m being unrealistic see here.