William Gladstone once complained that the Liberals were washed from office by a “torrent of gin and beer”. Tory MPs fear they face a similar – if smellier – fate if the Government doesn’t get tough on the water companies.
As the Government ushers us towards net zero, it had better be sure of the science. Unless it’s willing to risk a British equivalent of the Gilets Jaunes.
We have a tremendous opportunity to lead the response, and we must not cede any ground to a newly energised anti-environment lobby.
Eustice defends Johnson for not visiting areas affected by floods, saying he is fully engaged with efforts to help victims.
There is a refusal to provide dredging on animal welfare grounds. But millions of small mammals, insects, and invertebrates, are being drowned.
Onward puts the importance placed on the environment amongst under 35s in roughly the same category as housing and education.
Destroying coastal barriers to “create a new habitat area” would mean leaving our seaside towns and villages to be flooded. People must come first.
We must look at the benefits that reusable nappies can offer, and promote greater awareness so that people can make an informed choice.
Between 1997 and 2005, public sector spending rose from £336 billion to £517 billion a year. But its output has increased little, so its productivity has fallen dramatically.