Why the UK government’s fracking payout claim is just not true

Theresa May has re-written Osborne’s plans to ensure local people benefit directly from fracking.

There were just two rules. First, the story was embargoed until Sunday, so there were no working hours between the email being sent and the story going live.

Second, the information was “shared on a no approach basis”. Reporters had to report the news without actually checking it with anyone else – a trick used extensively during the referendum campaign.

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