Starmer may drop Labour’s net zero emissions climate target – to win elections

Heat death: Siberia is burning now – who knows what it will be like in 10 years’ time? But Keir Starmer wants to win elections so the environment can go hang.

It seems Keir Starmer thinks letting the planet burn in order to win an election is a fair exchange. Take a look:

Labour could drop the ambitious 2030 climate crisis target it adopted under Jeremy Corbyn, the party’s new leadership has said.

A spokesperson for Keir Starmer said that he had supported the plans included in Labour’s last manifesto, but that the party had lost the election.

The Green New Deal policy adopted under the previous leadership included the aim of a path to net zero carbon by the year 2030, based largely on massive public investment in green technology.

Apparently Starmer isn’t keen on investing in any future – apart from his own, maybe.

Given a choice between socialism and corporatism, it seems clear which Starmer would choose.

Since This Writer read the story, I’ve had words from a song running around my head:

So take me home to the red red skies
And the brown, brown grass
And the black, black seas,
The broken glass and the dead, dead trees

By a curious coincidence, the song is called Roses.

Whoever would have thought it referred to the Labour rose?

Source: Keir Starmer could drop Labour’s 2030 net zero climate target | The Independent

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3 thoughts on “Starmer may drop Labour’s net zero emissions climate target – to win elections

  1. SteveH

    Starmer is being both pragmatic and honest. It is self evident that what could be achieved in 10 years from where we stood at the end 2019 most likely won’t be achievable starting 4 years hence when the Tories will have spent the next four years enriching themselves and their cohorts at the expense of the rest of us.
    Who knows what sort of mess the party will inherit in 2024.
    With a no deal Brexit looking likely and the massive impact of Covid-19 on our economy and society things are likely to be very different come 2024.
    I don’t have any doubts about Labour and Starmer’s commitment to addressing our commitments to mitigate climate change and to transforming our society with an updated version of the GND but there is no credibility in promising to deliver something that may be undeliverable in 4 years time.
    It would be ridiculous to end up losing the next election because the electorate thought our economic plans were impractical nonsense in the circumstances that exist at the time of the next GE.

  2. Stu

    Likelyhood he is counting on Government manipulated statistics that will show emission figures slowing (Averages dropped hugely because of lockdown).

    That being the case, his denial turns that red rose to purple on it’s way to blue…

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