"My home has melted!" mourned Santa from the streets of Horley!
Having been forced to abandon his waterlogged Lapland home due to climate breakdown caused by the burning of Fossil Fuels, Santa and his elves ironically stowed away in the lifeboats of a Liquid Natural Gas tanker to escape his now flooded former snowbound winter wonderland. Sleigh's were not an option as Rudolph and comrades are now merely starved carcass, after the recent 50% catastrophic decline in reindeer/caribou numbers due to the warmer climate in the arctic eradicating their food supply. Last Saturday, upon UK landfall the former seasonal folk made their way to Horley to find the Fossil Fool culprits who were responsible for his loss - UK Oil&Gas (UKOG),the lead company of HorseHillDevelopments Ltd, who are acid-fracking the nearby Horse Hill site. It was tragic to see Santa & his elves flaunting the Vagrancy Act and especially Santa who seemed to have turned to the drink.
His vagabond valiant elves, resplendent in their red/green tinseled bell adorned attire, erected a banner reading "Santa's Home is Melting" by the Xmas tree in pedestrianised Horley, Pointy ears were a bonus with their felt zigzag bibs giving them little protection from the near arctic blast of Storm Deirdre's driving rain, as they told locals of their plight, explaining the guilty UKOG's sins before exploding into a post-grief induced rendition of the tune 'We wish you a merry Christmas':-
"We wish you would stop drilling, We wish you would stop drilling, We wish you would stop drilling, On Horse Hill, Horley.
Oily tidings they bring, Claiming it's not fracking
They are drilling at Horse Hill, And they plan to expand.
So bring us some wind and solar, before Society is nearly over
So bring us some wind and solar, and Close Horse Hill, Horley.
We won't stop until we win it, We won't stop until we win it, We won't stop until we win it
And Horley's oil free!"
RisingTideUK welcome Santa & said Elf migrant climate refugees who have now joined the resistance of the activists working together under the banner of the "Antifrackers", to supplement local resistance with London and Brighton activists campaigning against S.E. fracking sites and supporting local site groups. Various individuals and RisingTideUK set up the Antifrackers after a Gathering in January this year and together we've organised several visits to sites in the SE and Le Tour de Frack bike rides in the summer.
Especially pertinent for Santa, Elves and other biodiversity is to STOP a massive expansion of oil drilling as Horse Hill Developments Ltd is working on a planning application for FIVE new wells, which would make Horse Hill the UK’S second biggest onshore oil site, industrialising the countryside and perpetuating climate breakdown when we have just 12 years left to keep temperature rises within safe limits. Acidisation (Acid-fracking) -large volumes of acid, together with other chemicals, would be pumped into the ground to break down the rock and allow oil to flow; with water contamination worries; and flaring of gas & use of diesel engines adding to local air pollution in an area already suffering from Gatwick Airport. From the re-start of Horse Hill operations, 15 recent earthquakes in Surrey also show the area is far less geologically stable than once thought.
Support the Protection Camp – Drop in for a cup of tea and get up-to-date information (corner of the A217 and Horse Hill, opposite the Black Horse Pub, RH6 0HU). Follow the Camp if you must use facebook.com/groups/1907665622633042 and facebook.com/HorseHillPG plus Frackfreesurrey.com for further info.
Film of the event here :- https://drive.google.com/file/d/1zoYfJKMSDDPrkIlcU_Osxy9Uj9BJ5-mQ/view?…
See attached leaflet for an additional Seasonal message, plus photo's attached - click on "read more" to see them!
Antifrackers All, Santa & his Elf migrants say:-
"Jingle bells, jingle bells, Fracking's not okay,
'Acidisation, oil extraction, Is the same thing anyway.
Hey! Jingle bells, jingle bells, Stop them expand-ing
They want to build five more wells & that's why we're here to sing...
Hey! Jingle bells, jingle bells, Locals should have a say.
Pollution, noise and earthquakes , Need to stop today!
Hey! Jingle bells, jingle bells, Climate news is in!
Leave fossil fuels in the ground, No extracting, no burning!
Hey! Jingle bells, jingle bells, Stop blighting up our land
No more oil extraction here Let's get Horse Hill drilling banned!"
"'Tis the season to end fracking - Tra la la la la, la la la la
let's send the oil extractors packing -Tra la la la la, la la la la
Don't you know the world is dying -Tra la la la la la, la la la
There is just no point in denying -Tra la la la la la la la
Fossil fuels will kill us all -Tra la la la la la la la la
The solution is renewables -Tra la la la la la la la
Yes to energy independence -Tra la la la la la la la
Not at the cost of kids' inheritance -Tra la la la la la la la la
We all need our world to live -Tra la la la la la la la la
We can't keep it if its pillaged -La la la la la la la la
Plans to expand from one well to six- Tra la la la la la la la la
On Horse Hill? Not if we can help it -Tra la la la la la"