Whatever Rishi Sunak says, the details of his changes in climate policy suggest he is thinking about politics, not the environment. In a year which is currently on course to be the warmest in human history, that’s a pretty big risk to take.

The prime minister denied that today’s net zero intervention was about politics.


He insisted it was in no way an attempt to turn net zero into a wedge issue to win votes from those struggling to afford heating and transport costs.

But looking at the details of what Rishi Sunak actually announced, it’s difficult to see it any other way.

PM reveals major U-turns on net zero policy – politics latest

Take the main premise of his statement: that current targets were “forcing” families to spend thousands of pounds upgrading homes or buying more expensive electric cars.

Read more: SkyNews

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