The BBC reports that policing the Balcombe anti-fracking protest has so far cost £2.72 million and could easily exceed £3.7million in due course. Peanuts of course, when compared to the rake-off for government, 'petroliers' and investors, BUT should government be spending taxpayers money on this scale to support the extraction of another dirty fuel at a time when every single penny should be directed towards the absolute inevitability of renewables? Oh, and then there are the tx breaks given to the frackers.
Read the report here http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-sussex-23796432
including macho pic of British Bobbies armed with tasers, tear gas and God knows what else. Getting close to farce.