Boris Johnson accuses Jeremy Corbyn of & # 39; grotesque failure & # 39; to understand the UK’s efforts for climate change
Boris Johnson accuses Jeremy Corbyn of a "grotesque failure" to understand the United Kingdom's efforts to combat climate change while the Prime Minister ignores the brutal criticism of the former minister fired for the "broken promises".
- Claire Perry O & # 39; Neill was fired as president of the UN climate summit COP26
- He accused Boris Johnson of lack of leadership and broken "promises".
- Jeremy Corbyn attacked Johnson today in the PMQ for the crisis problem
- Johnson rejected criticism and said it was "beyond satire" given the efforts of the United Kingdom.
Boris Johnson today accused Jeremy Corbyn of a "grotesque failure" to understand the United Kingdom's efforts to address climate change, as the prime minister ignored the criticism of a fired former minister.
Claire Perry O & # 39; Neill was dismissed as president of the UN COP26 climate change summit last week and responded by hitting the prime minister's record on ecological issues.
He claimed that Johnson had not kept the & # 39; promises & # 39; what he had done in addressing global warming, as he also accused him of showing lack of leadership.
Corbyn took advantage of Mr. Johnson's brutal criticism by the former conservative minister while trying to score points on the Prime Minister's Questions in the House of Commons.
But Mr. Johnson rejected criticism from the Labor leader and Mrs. O & # 39; Neill when he launched a passionate defense of his record in the fight against climate change.
Boris Johnson, photographed today at PMQ, ignored the criticism of his former conservative minister Claire Perry O & # 39; Neill about his history of fighting climate change.
Jeremy Corbyn said the prime minister was failing & # 39; spectacularly & # 39; to provide leadership on the issue of climate change
Corbyn said the world was now in the "eleventh hour to save the planet" by listing Mrs. O & # 39; Neill's criticism of the prime minister.
Johnson responded and said: "I think if you look at what this government is achieving and what it has already achieved with climate change, it is quite phenomenal."
& # 39; You will know that last year was the first year registered that renewable energy produces more energy from this country than fossil fuels.
& # 39; You will know that since the conservatives came to power in 2010, 99 percent of all solar panels that have achieved that miracle were installed under this government.
& # 39; We are delivering for the people of this country. We are reducing greenhouse gases. I fear that all it produces is a load of hot air.
Johnson had reportedly asked former conservative leaders David Cameron and William Hague to take over the climate summit, but both declined.
Corbyn ridiculed the prime minister because he suggested that he could now ask another conservative leader, Sir Iain Duncan Smith, if he wanted to do the job.
He then asked: "Why is the Prime Minister not achieving the magnitude of the climate crisis so spectacularly that this country and this planet are facing?"
Johnson rejected the open side and said: & # 39; This is beyond satire. This is the first country, the world's first major economy that has set a carbon neutral target for 2050.
"It is something absolutely fantastic and we are leading the world in our ambitions and we will have a wonderful summit in Glasgow, one of the most fantastic cities in our country, at the end of the year."
But Johnson responded and accused Johnson of a "grotesque failure" to understand the UK's efforts to address global warming.
He added: "I think the grotesque failure of the opposition leader to understand what is happening in the economy of this country and much less in the fight against climate change is quite amazing."
Ms. O & # 39; Neill, who retired as a conservative deputy in the December general elections, was dismissed as president of the November talks in Glasgow by Prime Minister Dominic Cummings' special advisor on Friday.
He said Johnson "doesn't really understand" climate change when he launched a revenge attack and accused him of breaking green promises.
First The clean growth minister said Johnson had chaired "a great lack of leadership" on the issue, which had left the United Kingdom "playing at Oxford United levels when we need to be Liverpool."
In a letter to Mr. Johnson published by the Financial Times, Mrs. O & # 39; Neill said: "You promised to" lead from the front "and asked me what was needed:" Money, people, just tell us! "Unfortunately, these promises are not close to being fulfilled.