Comment by MP Caroline Lucas on the Budget:
“Today [29 Oct], the Chancellor needed to announce an emergency Budget for the climate. He failed.
Just weeks after the UN told us that we are on the brink of climate breakdown, they kept bankrolling the fossil fuel giants, while refusing to invest in the renewables revolution Britain so badly needs.
This was the day for radical action. But we have been let down.
The Chancellor should have ended fossil fuel subsidies, and given solar and wind the investment they need to transform the lives of people across Britain.
Instead, from Hinkley, to Heathrow, to HS2, this Government bundles billions into dirty white elephant projects while blocking a clean energy future.
It’s clear they have no sense of the scale of our climate emergency. [Or just don’t care] It’s up to us to take action.