Tory MPs in talks with Labour to block Liz Truss fracking plans

MPs always ‘have a say’, says business secretary Jacob Rees-Mogg on prospect of rebellion

Adam Forrest
Wednesday 12 October 2022 16:09 BST
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'Sheer ludditery' to oppose fracking, says Jacob Rees-Mogg

Conservative MPs are said to be discussing with Labour ways to block Liz Truss’s move to allow fracking at sites across England.

The prime minister is determined to press ahead with plans to boost drilling for shale gas, despite opposition from environmentalists, opposition parties and some Tory MPs.

Several Tories told the BBC they had talked with the opposition about which parliamentary mechanisms could be used to force ministers into yet another U-turn.

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