Tag: Conservatives

One-half of Tory backbench MPs have actually signed up with celebration’s eco-friendly team

Conservative Environment Network possesses 133 MPs in its own groups, while Net Zero Scrutiny Group has actually 19 openly recognized participants One-half of Conservative backbench MPs are actually currently in the gathering’s eco-friendly team, after the previous administrator Jeremy Hunt introduced he possessed joined.The Conservative Environment Network (Cen)right now possesses 133 MPs, leading green-minded Tories […]

Boris Johnson to introduce two-year political election project in May

Tory office chair strikes out at ‘internet no view’, Corbynistas as well as ‘call off lifestyle brigade’The Conservative leader has actually declared Boris Johnson is actually beginning a two-year vote-casting project coming from this May, in a pep talk that attacked out at “web absolutely no conviction” as well as looked for to toss Labour […]

Tories received £1.3m from fossil fuel interests and climate sceptics since 2019

Gifts and donations were from oil companies, airports, petrostates and climate-sceptic thinktanks The Conservative party and its MPs have registered £1.3m in gifts and donations from climate sceptics and fossil fuel interests since the 2019 general election, an investigation by the Guardian can reveal. Oil companies, petrostates, airports and businesses linked with Russian energy tycoons […]

Gordon Brown: Boris Johnson’s mistakes could still catch up with him

Exclusive: ex-PM cites example of Margaret Thatcher whose political demise came soon after landslide win Boris Johnson’s conduct in office could still sink him despite his buoyancy in opinion polls, Gordon Brown has said, recalling the demise of Margaret Thatcher three years after a landslide election victory because “mistakes … caught up with her”. The […]

Climate crisis: Boris Johnson ‘too cosy’ with vested interests to take serious action

Report author calls for thorough clean-up of political donations, directorships and embedded interns Boris Johnson’s government is “too cosy” with vested interests in business to take strong action on the climate crisis, the author of a report on “the polluting elite”, has warned. Peter Newell, a professor of international relations at the University of Sussex, […]

Participatory politics and the point of parliament

Alex Bradbury of Extinction Rebellion on the climate assembly; John Bourn on the Coronavirus Act; and Karl Gehring on why Switzerland has the right approach In your editorial on the UK’s climate assembly (The Guardian view on acclimatising democracy: deliberation, not confusion, 11 September), you said that Extinction Rebellion had rejected the assembly’s recommendations. That […]

The Guardian view on the green recovery: Britain is being left behind | Editorial

The government talks a good game when it comes to radical policymaking. But its failure to invest in a zero-carbon future tells a different story Senior figures in this government like to view themselves as insurgents against a hidebound Whitehall establishment. This is partly because Boris Johnson won the last election after pledging to “get […]