On Wednesday there was a Prime Minister question time at lunchtime and then following from that there was a debate that focused on G20 and COP26 World Leaders Summit and during that debate Caroline Lucas asked this following question which was very relevant. Tragically the response from the Prime Minister was as follows and it was inadequate. Is it possible for us to remove the current Prime Ministers from the role as our nations leader? The fact that Caroline has met Greta Thunberg is an indication of the vital aspect of Caroline in our nation as well as in our constituency. Based on the news today that Greta has been discussing the inadequacy of COP26 with teenagers in Glasgow it is very understanding that we need some radical changes. Sadly the image of Johnson asleep in COP26 is very disturbing, particularly without his facecover.
CL: I welcome the Prime Minister’s recent conversion to the climate cause. I agree with him that the clock is indeed at one minute to midnight, which begs the question as to why his snooze button was on for so long. He will know that the first rule of diplomacy is to walk the talk. Will he now take this opportunity to put real credibility behind his stirring words to lead by example and to commit now, finally, to reversing the decision on the Cambo oilfield—yes or no? Very simple.
BJ: What I can tell the hon. Lady is that we continue to reduce our dependence on fossil fuels of all kinds, and we will be going for complete net zero in our power production by 2035, moving beyond coal by 2024. I think it was a Scottish National party Minister who said that oil was still a part of Scotland’s future. I will say nothing about the Cambo oilfield. What I will say is that there is a future for hydrocarbons in so far as we can liberate hydrogen and make clean energy.