Fracking and sackings: Government wins shale gas vote amidst chaotic scenes in Westminster

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Fracking and sackings: Government wins shale gas vote amidst chaotic scenes in Westminster

Government defeats Labour attempt to block fracking in the UK, but sizeable rebellion and major concessions deal further blow to Prime Minister's dwindling authority

The government has narrowly defeated a Labour motion to force a vote on banning fracking in the UK, after making major consessions to rebel MPs' demands for a more rigorous consenting process for new projects...

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