Green peer reacts to reports of a possible cut to fuel duty
25 August 2019
Responding to reports of a possble cut to fuel duty (1), Green peer Jenny Jones has said:
"The UK has declared a climate emergency, there's grave global concern about the Amazon, 'the lungs of the world', being consumed by fire, and yet what we hear from our Prime Minister is the floating of a populist policy that he hopes will win over the votes of Brexit Party backers.
"Thus is Boris Johnson boosterism exposed as the nakedly self-interested, short-termist approach that it is. It has not the interests of the British people or the fragile, threatened planet at heart, but the political interests of one man.
"This is no way to run a country."
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