Tory MP’s Glastonbury blunder

Tory MP's Glastonbury blunder
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George Freeman doesn't have the best record with regards to the Glastonbury music festival. The Conservative MP found himself the subject of light mockery this summer over his plans for a 'Tory Glastonbury'. Freeman organised the Big Tent Ideas Festival to try and reinvigorate his tired party.

Now, he has tried to take aim at Glastonbury for failing where his festival will succeed. On hearing that plastic bottles will be banned at next year's Glastonbury festival, Freeman asked: 'why not THIS year?' He went on to say that – by comparison – there won't be any plastic bottles at this year's Big Tent (so there):

Only there's a problem. The reason there is no plastic bottle ban at this year's Glastonbury is that... there is no Glastonbury this year – it's a 'fallow year', which is intended to give the land a break. So much for environmental awareness.

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