Hertford and Stortford Labour respond to Net Zero announcements
Hertford and Stortford Labour Party has criticised Rishi Sunak for recklessly abandoning key targets in the fight against the climate crisis.
“The Prime Minister has chosen climate delay over climate action, in a reckless announcement that threatens to damage our economy as well as our environment, and was enthusiastically supported on social media by our absentee Tory MP.” Josh Dean, Hertford and Stortford Labour’s Parliamentary Spokesperson, said. “In a press conference littered with inaccuracies and half-truths, Rishi Sunak revealed himself as a Prime Minister too weak to show the leadership necessary to tackle the climate crisis.”
“His screeching U-turn throws into chaos the motor industry’s work to gear up for the shift to electric vehicles, as well as the investment of local authorities into EV charging points in preparation for increased demand. It’s our residents who will pick up the cost of this unnecessary volatility, and will suffer the ill effects of increased air pollution, which risks reaching crisis point in our communities.”
“We know that properly insulated houses will keep heating costs down for people in our communities, yet in the UK we have some of the worst insulated homes in Europe. Coupled with the Prime Minister’s U-turn on oil and gas boilers, this will leave our residents out of pocket and means that the swathes of houses being built in our local area won’t be fit for the future.”
“Labour is showing the leadership necessary to tackle the climate crisis and safeguard our economy. The next Labour government will make Britain a clean energy superpower to cut bills, create the jobs of the future and deliver security with cheaper, zero carbon electricity by 2030. For us in the East of England, Labour’s plans will deliver 19,000 jobs, upgrade insulation in 1.5 million homes, and build over a thousand local power projects. Labour offers a real climate plan, the Tories only offer dither and delay.”