His Majesty also seems unaware that in the pursuit of Net Zero, his British subjects are expected to make radical and unpopular lifestyle changes. These days, an eco-sensibility isn’t confined to concern about polar bears: it’s politics.
“Rishi’s recent commentary and decisions on green matters, which was taken as denying net zero, no it is not! It’s making net zero achievable for ordinary people…”
The relentless focus on the worst-case scenarios of climate change, though well-intentioned, has inadvertently led to paralysis rather than action.
We are planting trees to tackle the twin threats of biodiversity loss and climate changes. At our current trajectory, I worry that in another three decades, we will not have planted enough trees to stave off these great environmental challenges.
I’d say it’s about saying things how they are, avoiding sugar-coating matters, and not denying reality because it’s inconvenient or because it doesn’t fit your ideology, world view or political agenda.
It’s absurd that we count CO2 output for domestic manufacturing, but not that produced by the manufacture and transportation of imported goods – and that’s just the start.
Policy stability is desperately needed to restore confidence, keep costs under control and make offshore wind attractive to investors again.
Our research found that voters who account for Labour’s poll surge are more likely to say the recent announcement on diesel and petrol cars has made them less likely to return to the Conservatives.
In recent weeks, there has been questioning of our commitment to tackling climate change. I strongly refute this.
If you want people to feel motivated to go out and vote Conservative, delivering some Conservative policies would be a good start.
Pro-environment policies – and Treasury funding to make them a reality – were a consistent hallmark of his tenure as Chancellor,
The lesson they will draw is: don’t risk letting the Many upset the apple cart that the Few have so artfully constructed.
If JSO’s house style prevents us engaging with the meaningful questions of how we best combat change without a decline in living standards, then their main contribution to the debate is lowering the quality.
The elephant in the room is that, unless something significant changes, it is unlikely that the Prime Minister will be able to see through any these plans.
Consumed by HS2 and stalked by critics, he has put his faith in his instincts, and what he hopes will be three big, historic offers – none of which can be delivered without victory at the next election.