United Kingdom: Fracking uproar peer causes further derision with geography revision

Guardian: A Tory peer who provoked uproar for saying that fracking should be carried out in the "desolate" north-east of England has prompted further derision after he corrected himself, saying that he meant the north-west. Lord Howell, who advised William Hague on energy policy until April and is the father-in-law of the chancellor, George Osborne, drew gasps of astonishment in the House of Lords on Tuesday for suggesting that the controversial form of gas extraction could take place in the north-east......

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