Soaring bills and Putin’s invasion of Ukraine, allied to Boris Johnson returning empty-handed from an oil begging trip to Saudi Arabia, would in a sane nation emphasise why increasing the 40% of electricity from renewables is a national emergency, says Kevin Maguire
Blowing in the wind and buffeted by Nimby Tories, Boris Johnson’s low-watt energy plan is a PM running out of puff.
Terrified of upsetting right-whingers emboldened over fines on Downing Street lockdown parties, he’s now a man with notoriously bad judgment – not wind power as he claimed 20 years ago – that couldn’t “pull the skin off a rice pudding”.
Failing to champion onshore wind farms, he is cutting a hole in a White Paper he promised within days last month and is finally due this week.
Soaring bills and Putin’s invasion of Ukraine, allied to Johnson returning empty-handed from an oil begging trip to Saudi Arabia, would in a sane nation emphasise why increasing the 40% of electricity from renewables is a national emergency.
Instead, spineless Johnson dithers, dawdles then bets on nuclear stations with a goal that’s set in 2050.
It isn’t just energy where the Prime Minister generates more political heat than hopeful light.
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The failure to produce a pledged Employment Bill to strengthen job rights is another glaring omission.
Rich Tory donors in Brexit Britain are against greater security for workers, with fire-and-rehire a No10 ideology.
Critical words unmatched by action since P&O’s instant mass sackings of 800 seafarers isn’t an accident.
This is a Government letting rogue bosses to do what they like.
As a cost of living crisis made worse by tax rises takes savage bites out of family budgets, Johnson will play his old trick of blaming everybody except himself.
Labour and Keir Starmer’s poll leads aren’t huge but point to more people no longer believing the PM.
Sitting on his charger, Johnson isn’t coming to the rescue.
Energy is another example of where he’s a drain, the problem never an answer.
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