Your tweets on 'desolate' NE


@itvtynetees And the Tories wonder why they don't get many seats in the NE !! Lord Howell has put their party back to the dark days !!!!


@itvtynetees There will be fracking friendly areas across the country. Sheer arrogance from a position of privilege to single out the NE.


@itvtynetees and our region is absolutely beautiful. I love it. We should defend it. I could get militant on this!


Desolate NE fine for fracking

Fracking should be carried out in the North East of England where there are "large, desolate areas", says former energy secretary Lord Howell of Guildford.