Representatives of Keir Starmer’s STP (Substitute Tory Party, formerly Labour) have admitted that they will not cancel the new North Sea oil and gas drilling licences that Rishi Sunak has given to multinational companies – many of which have given work to his wife’s family business.
"So will Labour overturn these oil and gas licenses if Keir Starmer comes to power?"
"So we won't overturn existing licenses"
Labour MP Anneliese Dodds confirming that she came into politics to help the planet burn. pic.twitter.com/y5DQ9J61MU
— Saul Staniforth (@SaulStaniforth) August 2, 2023
It makes no sense at all – unless one assumes that politicians on both sides of the House of Commons are “all in it together”.
Think about this:
🚨 Both Conservatives & Labour support 100 new oil & gas licences in the North Sea.
🗳️ By pledging a Labour government would cancel these licences, they'd not be comercially viable.
— Zack Polanski 💚 (@ZackPolanski) August 1, 2023
So the Green Party is coming forward with realistic solutions to the crises that we are facing.
Is it any wonder, then, that when Thangam Debbonaire also admitted her party would not rescind those new licences, this response came back?
There is an alternative. There can be change.
— James Foster (@JamesEFoster) August 1, 2023
See, Ms Debbonaire can talk until she’s blue in the face (and not just in her politics); we see the difference between what she’s saying and what her party is doing.
And what is the practical result of new oil and gas drilling licences? Here’s a handy snapshot of what has happened already:
New oil and gas licences for the North Sea approved in the past two years will alone produce as much carbon dioxide as the annual emissions of nearly 14ml cars, or the entire yearly emissions of Denmark.
And they want to lock up climate protestors.
— Howard Beckett (@BeckettUnite) August 2, 2023
This is analysis from The Guardian. According to my little AI friend, “According to an article from The Guardian, new oil and gas licences for the North Sea that the UK government has approved in the past two years will produce as much carbon dioxide as the annual emissions of nearly 14m cars, or the entire yearly emissions of Denmark. The analysis shows that about 28m tonnes of carbon dioxide over the lifetimes of the fields will be increased more than eightfold if potential licences under consideration are also granted
So an eightfold increase would produce as much carbon dioxide as the annual emissions of nearly 112 million cars – on top of the 14 million already being produced.
The Tories – and Keir Starmer’s mob – are literally trying to choke us to death, it seems.
So there seems very little point in supporting either of these two genocidal gangs.
What would the left gain from voting Labour?
At this juncture sweet FA other than a huge Labour majority with a PM who hates socialists and socialism.
— Chelley Ryan #EnoughIsEnough (@chelleryn99) August 1, 2023
How about giving the Greens a chance instead, then – or any socialist alternative that offers genuinely green environmental policies?
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