VALENTINES’ OIL ORGY ERUPTS IN CORNMARKET STREET

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Oxford shop calls for the UK to end its ‘love affair’ with Canadian Tar Sands oil

On Tuesday 14th February, at 1.30pm, staff from Lush Oxford marked Valentines Day by leaving their tills to stage an ‘oil orgy’. Their high-street orgy highlighted the UK Government’s refusal to support legislation that would label tar sands oil as highly polluting [1]. James, Lush Oxford’s trainee manager, stripped down to Union Jack boxers and Hannah, a member of Lush Oxford’s staff wore maple leaf under-wear. They covered each other with oil while kissing and groping to provoke public interest and anger at the UK and Canadian governments’ oil orgy [2].

“Almost one year ago we launched a campaign to keep Tar Sands oil out of the EU. This Valentine’s day we’re picking up the pressure because a seedy relationship has developed between the UK and Canadian governments. In just nine days the UK government will refuse to support key EU legislation, which would limit Canadian tar sands oil in transport fuel across Europe. We’re here, kissing half-naked on Cornmarket Street, because it’s time to stop the oil orgy!” said James, Lush Oxford’s trainee manager.

The UK Tar Sands Network, who support Lush Oxford’s campaign, said: ‘The UK and Canadian governments’ illicit relationship is inappropriate, to say the least. The UK has become Canada’s henchman, promoting the highly polluting tar sands industry and blocking European action on climate change. To claim to be the greenest government ever is laughable when it reality it’s prioritising oil profits before environmental action.’

E-ACTION – http://peopleandplanet.org/tarsands/takeaction/eu-ban

For more information, interviews and photos please contact Lush Oxford – 01865 244 826

Notes

[1] Norman Baker MP opposes inclusion of tar sands oil http://gu.com/p/32ctn/tw
[2] UK and Canada’s secret relationship: http://gu.com/p/33ke6/tw

 

 

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