Boris Johnson's climate change policies slammed by Tominey
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The UK Government’s attempts to combat climate change have been ridiculed by Camilla Tominey. The political pundit appeared on Politics Live to discuss the UK’s new carbon admission targets but threw cold water on Boris Johnson’s green credentials, telling the other panelists that the government should “practice what it preaches” when it came to protecting the environment and switching to new eco-friendly technology.
Ms Tominey told BBC Politics Live: “I think he clearly senses that in line with talk of there being a climate change emergency.
“That this will ingratiate him with voters and make the Tories seem green and compete with the like of Caroline [Lucas] and others.
“Including the Labour Party which is quite strong on eco issues.
“However from a voter point of view I think people are often left confused.”
The Telegraph writer continued: “One minute we are advised to buy diesels the next we are not.
“We are now being told to buy electric cars.
“As the Prime Minister got an electric car?
“I can’t imagine an electric-powered armour coated vehicle making its way out of Downing Street very easily.”
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Ms Tominey added: “So there is also an element of the government having to practice what it preaches here surely.”
Her rant came as Conservative Minister Alok Sharma declared that Brexit Britain to become a world leader in the green industrial revolution
Writing for the Sunday Express, the COP26 President-Designate said that the international conference on climate change in Glasgow can put Brexit Britain in the front seat of the next wave of clean technology.
He said: “The good news is that fighting climate change benefits us today, by creating good quality jobs and cleaning up our air.”
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Mr Sharma added: “Last year, Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced plans for the UK’s Green Industrial Revolution to support a quarter of a million jobs, particularly in our proud industrial heartlands.
The UK is recognised around the world as a leader on climate action. ]We have one of the strongest 2030 emissions reduction targets on earth.
Now, we must inspire others to match our ambition.
As one the largest and one of the most important summits we’ve ever hosted, COP26 is our chance to show the world what a confident, independent Britain can achieve on the global stage.”
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