Dame Vivienne Westwood is set to take on a gift-giving role this festive season, something like a punk rock Father Christmas.
However, it seems that Prime Minister David Cameron is on her naughty list, as the gift she and other anti-cracking campaigners will be taking to Number 10 is a box of asbestos.
Son of Vivienne Westwood, co-founder of Agent Provocateur and head of Talk Fracking, Joe Corre joined Wake Up London to talk about the protest. He explained why he opposes fracking and what the protest hopes to achieve.
In startling detail, Joe also outlines the health risks fracking allegedly poses.
The gift comes after a report that compared the potential dangers of fracking to those of asbestos and thalidomide.
Professor Sir Mark Walport, the author of the report said: “History presents plenty of examples of innovation trajectories that later proved to be problematic — for instance involving asbestos, benzene, thalidomide, dioxins, lead in petrol, many pesticides, mercury, chlorine and endocrine-disrupting compounds.”
Along with the Christmas gift is an open letter from Talk Fracking signed by 150 high profile supporters of the campaign including Sir Paul McCartney, his daughter Stella, Yoko Ono, Helena Bonham Carter, Jude Law, Sadie Frost, Greta Scacchi, Sir John Elliot Gardiner, Bianca Jagger, Lily Cole, Thom Yorke, Russell Brand, Vanessa Redgrave and Sir Antony Gormley.
Vivienne Westwood said: “We’re all guinea pigs in David Cameron’s grand experiment with the lives of the British public.”
Fracking has already taken place in the US, and has revolutionised the energy industry, as the process allows access to the difficult-to-reach areas of oil and gas.
The drilling has made significant changes to the prices of oil, driving down prices, and providing a new energy resource.