This leading Tory just made a mockery of his party’s claims about the climate crisis

Climate denier: Matt Hancock.

So much for green Conservatism.

Matt Hancock has said he’s happy for the entire planet to burn, as long as businesspeople get to their meetings a bit quicker.

Oh, and he’s the Health Secretary, by the way.

Do you think that might be the reason the Tories have helped save the airline Flybe, when they couldn’t give a damn about retail firms like Mothercare (for example)?

This Conservative government is a sick joke – and the laugh is on everybody who voted for it.

The Tory Health Secretary has declared Brits should carry on taking short-haul internal flights despite the climate crisis.

Matt Hancock said people shouldn’t cut down on domestic air travel – because it’s quicker than taking the train.

It comes despite Chancellor Sajid Javid saying Tory plans for government were “the most green manifesto any party has ever published”.

Greenpeace executive director John Sauven said: “Either Matt Hancock thinks airplanes run on fairy dust, or he does know they’re a major source of planet-heating emissions but simply doesn’t care.

“Whichever it is, his comments fly in the face of the Conservative manifesto commitment to tackling the climate emergency.”

Source: Top Tory says we should all carry on taking short flights despite climate crisis – Mirror Online

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10 thoughts on “This leading Tory just made a mockery of his party’s claims about the climate crisis

  1. Robbo

    He did say that cutting flying was not actually the solution but using technology to develop greener electric aircraft was and if one followed the debate yesterday in the Commons it was clear that the UK under the current government was a leader in combating climate change…although there is still much more to be undertaken.

      1. Robbo

        Electric Aircraft – yes – google it and increase your knowledge..they already exist and are being developed. At one time people laughed at the possibility of landing on the moon…Follow the debate in the commons on 15th January to learn where the UK is and future plans.

      2. Mike Sivier Post author

        Yes, there are lots of drones, but most manned vehicles are still in the experimental stages. For Matt Hancock to suggest that this could help solve the climate crisis in any kind of reasonable timeframe is equivalent to expecting planes to fly on fairy dust.

  2. Growing Flame

    No-one has yet explained what advantages accrue to, say, the far South-West ,in having a small airport and domestic flights.
    Of course, it may be more pleasant to travel somewhere as quickly as possible, but, does this actually help the whole area economically? In what way does Flybe , by providing low-cost air travel, enhance the economy of Devon and Cornwall.

    Do we know who actually takes their flights? And why?

    Has ANY businessmen ever claimed that he was able to bring well-paid jobs to Cornwall because he was able to get to London two hours earlier than on the train?

    Do you have to race against the others to get investment into your business in Penzance, so businesses in Penge will always win?

    And, even if a case can be made for domestic flights, why should Flybe get helped out? If there is a genuine need for such a service, but Flybe is so badly run it has to beg for help, why not let another company take it over. Isn’t that how capitalism is supposed to work?

  3. Ruth Cooke

    And then there’s the contrast between the perceived importance of business people in England getting to meetings qucker, and being able to get from Carmarthen to Aberystwyth by train at all, thus dooming midwest Wales to further stagnation.

  4. Ogre Man Shrek

    Now that the epitome of arrogance in politics has got its overwhelming majority in the parliament. They can get back to business as usual and the plebs be damned. Were all going to have the misery we deserve for allowing this despicable liar and his electoral machine to perpetrate the lie that Brexit was the most pressing issue affecting our lives.

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