Tory MP says PM's green push is 'utterly futile virtue signalling'

The last Tory MP willing to tell Boris Johnson the truth about his Net Zero plans? Philip Davies brands PM’s environmental push ‘utterly futile virtue signallingahead of Cop26 summitas even PM admits progress at global event is ‘touch and go

  • Outspoken rightwinger made the remark in a letter to one of his constituents
  • PM has set goal of making the UK net zero in terms of carbon emissions by 2050
  • The Prime Minister will welcome world leaders to Glasgow for Cop26 next week
  • But yesterday he admitted it was ‘touch and gowhether key goals would be met
  • 보리스 존슨‘s environmental plan to make the UK ‘net zerohas been branded ‘utterly futile, virtue signalling gesture politicsby one of his own backbenchers.

    Outspoken rightwinger Philip Davies made the remark in a letter to one of his constituents in Yorkshire this week, ahead of the Cop26 UN summit in 글래스고.

    Mr Johnson yesterday admitted he fears the major international 기후 변화 summit he will host from Sunday could fail to make the progress needed.

    The PM has made a raft of green announcements in recent weeks and months, with an over-arching goal of making the UK net zero in terms of carbon emissions by 2050.

    But in the letter sent last week Shipley MP Mr Davies said the pledge ‘would make no difference at all to global temperaturesparticularly when countries like China, India and emerging economies in Africa are going to be increasing their carbon emissions each year by more than our entire total’.

    그는 덧붙였다: ‘Such action would be utterly futile, virtue signalling gesture politics which would also bankrupt the country along with many families.

    Serial rebel Philip Davies made the remark in a letter to one of his constituents in Yorkshire this week, ahead of the Cop26 UN summit in Glasgow.

    Serial rebel Philip Davies made the remark in a letter to one of his constituents in Yorkshire this week, ahead of the Cop26 UN summit in Glasgow.

    Mr Johnson yesterday admitted he fears the major international climate change summit he will host from Sunday could fail to make the progress needed.

    Mr Johnson yesterday admitted he fears the major international climate change summit he will host from Sunday could fail to make the progress needed.

    In the letter sent last week Shipley MP Mr Davies said the pledge 'would make no difference at all to global temperatures - particularly when countries like China, India and emerging economies in Africa are going to be increasing their carbon emissions each year by more than our entire total'

    In the letter sent last week Shipley MP Mr Davies said the pledge ‘would make no difference at all to global temperaturesparticularly when countries like China, India and emerging economies in Africa are going to be increasing their carbon emissions each year by more than our entire total

    ‘That is money the country and many of my constituents can ill afford; especially when the actions of other countries will make it utterly futile,’ added Mr Davies, in a letter first reported by Yorkshire Live.

    ‘It would be much more sensible to spend money on adapting to changes in the climate rather than an unrealistic view that we are going to change the world’s climate.

    ‘That change in the world’s climate is just not going to happenanyone who thinks every country in the world is going to take these measures are in cloud cuckoo land.

    Mr Davies told the website: ‘A lot of my constituents will agree with what I have said.

    The Prime Minister will welcome world leaders to Glasgow for the United Nations Cop26 summit but said it was ‘touch and gowhether key goals would be met.

    ‘We need as many people as possible to go to net zero so that they are not producing too much carbon dioxide by the middle of the century,’ 그는 말했다.

    Mr Davies is married to fellow Tory MP Esther McVey

    Mr Davies is married to fellow Tory MP Esther McVey

    '지금, I think it can be done. It’s going to be very, very tough, this summit.

    ‘And I’m very worried, because it might go wrong and we might not get the agreements that we need. It’s touch and go.

    Mr Johnson said ‘peer pressureat the UN summit could force some nations into action.

    But with some major world leaders including China’s Xi Jinping expected to stay away due to the state of the coronavirus pandemic the chances of that tactic being a success may be limited.

    Mr Johnson acknowledged ‘it’s very, very far from clear that we will get the progress that we needalthough he praised Australia for the ‘heroicdecision to commit to net zero by 2050.

    Downing Street said Mr Johnson was setting out the ‘realistic situationabout the chances of Cop26 being a success.

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