When first announced, a report claimed that the country would need to consistently drop emissions by 9.7 per cent to achieve this target, which for obvious reasons it is currently failing to do.
Speaking at a Bow Group conference, the oldest Conservative think tank in the world, John Redwood implored the government to use a ‘domestic first’ approach.
He said: “We need to be realistic. We are going to have less nuclear power by 2030 than we do today. We need affordable power, we need available power, we need to trust our own resources more, and import less. We cannot rely on imports, which is increasingly being demonstrated by shortages and over inflated prices”.
The UK has a lot of oil and gas which is increasingly ‘green’. Surely a safer option than relying on imports and the ‘goodwill’ of foreigners.
Now others too are calling on the government to reverse its policy and put our domestically sourced energy first, meaning cheaper prices and greater security.
The country is experiencing energy price inflation up to 50 per cent, the highest for over 10 years.
This government inherited some very costly, badly thought through climate change levies, including grants to low-income families, as well as grants and contracts to suppliers and households.
Some of these have been in place since 2002, 2010, 2014 and 2017. They will not end for 25 to 30 years, costing the public through green taxes by adding up to 25%, to our energy bills. This needs addressing now.
It is time to ask, ‘who decides who governs Britain’? Clearly Dominic Cummings, Remainers, the left-wing media in particular the BBC, and rather too many disaffected and disloyal Tory MPs, think they do.
Perhaps we should be reminded that it is in fact the British electorate who decides, and they do that at the time of a General Election.
In 2019 Boris won the GE by an overwhelming 80 seats. He then delivered Brexit which meant that when the pandemic arrived, he was able to ensure the UK could independently order and distribute the COVID vaccine months before most other countries even began.
He put an end to lockdown last July against much opposition from Sage, Neil Ferguson, and Labour, with their scaremongering and doomsday predictions of thousands of hospital admissions, and 5,000 deaths per day.
Currently the economy is surging, having returned to pre-pandemic GDP back in November, and we are close to full employment.
During the height of the pandemic, people and businesses were supported through furlough and other financial packages, some in hindsight recognised as fraudulently obtained, while the country rode out the worst of the COVID virus.
This was not, as we are led to believe, thanks to the generosity of Rishi Sunak. It was because the PM Boris Johnson directed his Chancellor to financially support the nation under these extraordinary circumstances.
When it suits an agenda, we can have short memories. However, we should remember that if it were not for Boris, Jeremy Corbyn would be PM, Brexit would never have happened, the UK’s roll out of the vaccine would not have been allowed unilaterally but chaotically dictated by Brussels.
Our GDP would be declining, farmers stuck within the corrosive Common Agricultural Policy, and Brussels would be tightening the screws on regulations, trade, our defence forces, and demanding more and more UK taxpayer’s money to distribute to corrupt governments and businesses within the EU block. Things are not perfect, but we are in control of our destiny.
Divide and rule is the objective of those who aim to drive Boris from No 10. Tory MPs should be very wary before acting in a way they will regret.