So Mr Osborne is to give the most generous tax breaks (for shale) in the world to fracking companies!
This seems to be me to be just plain mad. While we seem to be facing a very bleak climate outlook, while scientists from the Potsdam Institute predict a sea level rise of 2.3m per degree Celsius rise in global mean temperature, with all the impact that is likely to have on cities and low lying cropland, while we face real hardship in the future.
With all the water which fracking will require, when we will need it and the contamination of said water, the burning of more fossil fuels just seems so unwise.
We as taxpayers are effectively subsidising our own and our children's destruction, to "keep the lights on".