And in London, Prime Minister Sunak’s conservative Conservative Party recently protested against the expansion of the low-emissions zone – thus unexpectedly retaining former Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s constituency in the by-election. The topic is moving, and they seem to be wrapping up.
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So far it applies. Party strategists have started the machine, and Sunak makes clear again and again that he does not question the legal climate target of wanting to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050. It just has to be done differently so that already suffering citizens don’t have to pay more. In a practical and matter-of-fact manner, the Prime Minister was quick to describe what others were complaining about as a worrying change in climate policy.
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As if all that wasn’t enough, the government has allowed new oil and gas production farther north, off the Shetland Islands. This is the way you have to behave, says Sunak, to get along with most citizens.
Greenpeace is not the only organization that opposes this, describing new oil production as “reckless.” Continuing to rely on fossil fuels harms energy security, the cost of living, and the climate. Conservative Party members also come out behind the scenes in front of the cameras, such as Richard Walker, the head of a British supermarket chain in Iceland: The party is “out of touch” – both with the economy and with the people who work for it.
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Predictably, Fraser Nelson, editor of the conservative magazine Spectator, defended Sunak’s change to the BBC: It is absolutely right to stand with the broad masses and fight the climate lobby.
The BBC also asked about links to Rishi Sunak, and provided the most frequently mentioned description of him at the start of the Conservative Party conference: “the rich” at the top. This fully applies to the Prime Minister and his billionaire wife. This shouldn’t make it easy to turn yourself into an understanding little person.
“Food practitioner. Bacon guru. Infuriatingly humble zombie enthusiast. Total student.”