On the face of it a decision that can benefit us all has gone in the right direction. However when we consider the poker games our bureaucrats and their bouncers in Government and Brussels play, will this be the case? Will our UK interests supersede those of everybody else or will we just pour it all away on frivolous posturing and lousy card hands? Iraq and Afghanistan but two of many such poor plays.
To have reached this positive decision I'm sure big players have been round the table. particularly when such unimaginable sums are at stake. There is also history of course. The Conservative Government in the 1980s were forced to use oil revenues just to fill the yawning gaps, left by Labour, in Government finances.
If this potential shale gas bonanza were to be realised and used to reduce UK debt and improve UK infrastructures, how good would that be? Better schools, hospitals, roads and a society no longer mortgaged for centuries.
Yet the most likely scenario will be massive donations to bail out The EUSSR disaster. Swell IMF coffers to be secretly diverted to the same cause. Indeed, I doubt we schmucks, in our own lands, will have much say in how our wealth is filched and squandered. If history is anything to go by its already been allocated all over the world bar the source of its production.
Good old Blighty. Sell to the lowest bidder and the biggest corruption. Bet Yer!