Labour supporting union backs fracking despite Corbyn opposition 

The GMB union has defied Jeremy Corbyn by backing fracking despite his opposition, The Sun reports. They said it was time to live in the “real world” adding shale gas extraction would reduce bills and emissions. 

Gary Smith, GMB Scotland Secretary, said: “Shale will make it easier for us to fight the scourge of rising fuel poverty, and far easier for us not to have to go cap in hand to dictators around the world.”

Jeremy Corbyn has vowed to ban fracking should Labour win the election. 

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