Caroline Lucas slams Theresa May's weak response to Trump

2 June 2017

Caroline Lucas, the co-leader of the Green Party, has slammed Theresa May for her 'slow and timid' response to Donald Trump's decision to pull out of the Paris Agreement. 

The Prime Minister has not responded in public to the announcement, but her office said she had expressed her 'disappointment' to the US President [1]. 

Caroline Lucas, Green Party co-leader, said:

"Theresa May's slow and timid response to this reckless and irresponsible announcement by Trump is another sign of her weakness. A true global leader would be condemning the President's actions, and joining with other European countries to formulate an emergency plan to save the Paris Agreement. Once again we're seeing a weak Prime Minister failing to stand up tall on the world stage in the face of near-criminal behaviour from one of our closest allies.

"Britain could be leading the way on tackling climate change, and building an economy fit for the future. Instead the Tories are dragging us backwards at home, and stepping back from making an impact internationally. On June 8th people have a chance to elect Green MPs - who will ensure that no Prime Minister can avoid taking the bold action on climate change that's so desperately needed."

Notes:

1. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-40128356






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