Politics Home reported yesterday:
Rishi Sunak has said “climate politics is close to breaking point” and that targets must be reached in a way that “doesn’t burden working people,” as he defended his decision earlier this year to relax some net zero policies.
Yesterday former US Vice President Al Gore did it now felt like the U.K. government had been captured by fossil fuel interests. He exempted the King from the accusation.
Is Al Gore right? I think so.
What then is Sunak doing (and Starmer copying)? He is making up an excuse that does not exist.
We can easily afford to manage climate change. He is creating an utterly false excuse that there is a budget constraint. There is not, unless of course you refuse to tax the wealthy in appropriate amount. Neither Sunak or Starmer will. They would rather the planet burns.