Despite years of effort, bottomless pockets, and unwavering state backing, there's still nothing resembling a fracking industry in the UK.
And for Cuadrilla, INEOS & co, things have been getting worse of late - earthquakes, crappy test results, trouble with the locals, not to mention a Government - outrageously! - failing to bend to their every will.
At some point, surely, the flush is bust. So when can we call it? When can we whisper that fracking might actually be dead? Or is that a hopeless misreading of the situation?
Also this week, delicious gourmet squirrels and Michael Gove being a weasel.
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