It is in Labour’s interest not to rise to CCHQ’s bait, and allow the Prime Minister to make a few inevitable u-turns.
The number of possibilities teaches us three lessons about politics today. Firstly, never to underestimate the role played by mere chance. Secondly, that this is not an age of great leaders who make their own luck. And, thirdly, that we need to choose more carefully in future.
The Shadow Climate Change Secretary has not been forgiven by some in the Labour Party for his conduct as its leader.
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Even if future governments can succeed in delivering our eye-raising targets for banning non-electric cars or installing gas boilers, we are still going to need fossil fuels.
The Prime Minister also pointed out that his opponent is a lawyer, and told the House “there is nothing compassionate about tolerating illegal migration”.
The Government needs to work with industry to set a practicable strategy rather than announcing unworkable timeframes first and consulting with industry experts later.
I wish to be your guardian angel, and whisk you off to another reality for a moment – one where a Conservative government did not exist…
Whilst we can still hope for a great tournament on the pitch, it’s perhaps worth reflecting on our relationship with the Gulf state – and the wider ramifications of the tournament.
The Shadow Climate Secretary adds that “it will make no difference to bills” and “take years to come on stream”.
The Shadow Climate Secretary calls on the Prime Minister not to “go around making threats”.
In 1979, the Nationalists helped Thatcher oust Labour and got smashed. They won’t help the Prime Minister.
The President of COP26 is suddenly so well-known that he attracts criticism as well as admiration, and interest in his roots as an admirer of Thatcher.
“We were then saying to other countries ‘please step up on climate finance’, when we were stepping back on aid to poorer countries.”