In a provocation worthy of her punk legacy, Vivienne Westwood rolled up to David Cameron’s home in a tank — a tank! — to protest the British prime minister’s “undemocratic” pro-fracking measures.
The designer, 74, assumed the gunner’s position at the top of the tank as it rumbled toward Cameron’s home in Oxfordshire. The protest was in response to last month’s announcement that the British government, led by Cameron, would provide fracking licences in various locations around the Midlands area while exempting his own constituency. “It’s time for regime change in Britain,” she shouted while dismounting the tank. “Cameron plans to force householders to surrender their land and endure fracking underneath their homes. Britons no longer have any choice but to fight back.”
“Cameron,” she continued, “accuses foreign leaders such as President Gaddafi and President Assad of supposedly using chemicals on their own people as a justification for regime change. But he is doing precisely that here in Britain by forcing toxic, life-threatening fracking chemicals on his own people against the advice of his own chief scientist.”