'His Greatest Mistake': Top Tory Slams Rishi Sunak As He Prepares To Ditch Green Policies
(The Huffington Post) : Rishi Sunak will row back on a raft of green policies this week.Rishi Sunak has been warned he is making “the greatest mistake of his premiership” after it emerged he is preparing to row back on a raft of green policies. The prime minister is expected to delay the proposed ban on the sale of petrol and diesel cars , which was due to begiun in 2030. The phasing out of gas boilers is also set to be delayed - but Sunak will insist the government is still committed to achievingnet zero by 2050. In a statement tonight, the PM - who will set out his plans in a major speech on Friday - insisted he wanted the UK to meet its commitments “in a better, more proportionate way”. He said: “I know people are frustrated with politics and want real change. Our political system rewards short-term decision-making that is holding our country back. “For too many years politicians in governments of all stripes have not been honest about costs and trade offs. Instead they have taken the easy way out, saying we can have it all. “This realism doesn’t mean losing our ambition or abandoning our commitments. Far from it. I am proud that Britain is leading the world on climate change. “We are committed to net zero by 2050 and the agreements we have made internationally - but doing so in a better, more proportionate way. “Our politics must again put the long-term interests of our country before the short-term political needs of the moment. “As a first step, I’ll be giving a speech this week to set out an important long-term decision we need to make so our country becomes the place I know we all ..