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Boris Johnson’s COP 27 speech: mumble, jumble, dissemble and lie

Take a few minutes out of your day to listen to Boris Johnson’s speech at the COP 27 summit in Egypt.

You may have heard methane making more sense while negotiating its way through a cow’s digestive system:

This man was prime minister of the United Kingdom for three years.

No wonder the country is in the state it’s in now.

And, inevitably, he skated right over his own climate change denial.

Fortunately, here’s Maximilien Robespierre to remind him of it:

The decision on the Cumbria coal mine, mentioned in the clip, was delayed for a third time only at the beginning of this month.

So we see in Johnson a man who says one thing now, but whose government did the opposite when he was in charge – and whose successor (Rishi Sunak) is continuing in similar vein.

And if you want to learn about his contribution to COP 27, I have a nice little article right here.

Why was Rishi Sunak rushed out of COP 27?

Rishi rushes out: why was he really in such a hurry?

It can’t have been to write his speech. Can it?

Rishi Sunak caused a stir – and some hilarity – when he was rushed out of the launch of the Forests Partnership at COP 27:

According to GlasgowWorld,

No official statement has been issued by Downing Street to explain the prime minister’s dramatic exit however it is believed he left early to prepare for a keynote climate change speech he would make later in the afternoon.

Does that ring true, considering what the content of his speech actually was?

He said things like,

“Climate and energy security go hand-in-hand.”

“Putin’s abhorrent war in Ukraine and rising energy prices across the world are not a reason to go slow on climate change. They are a reason to act faster.”

“We can bequeath our children a greener planet and a more prosperous future […] There really is room for hope.”

If that seems good to you, then brace yourself because it didn’t go down well with activists.

His speech caused scepticism from the summit with social justice campaign group Global Justice calling his works “tepid” and [saying it] “failed to address the scale of the climate emergency.”

Friends of the Earth campaigner Rachel Kennerley, said it failed to offer “adequate finance to support vulnerable nations to tackle climate change and deal with its impacts.”

So it seems strange that this speech is being touted as the reason Sunak was practically dragged out of the hall previously.

Should we expect a new government-rocking revelation in short order?

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