Thursday 6 June 2019 / 10:51 AM Climate Change / John McDonnell

Philip Hammond in denial about climate emergency

John McDonnell MP, Labour’s Shadow Chancellor, commenting on Philip Hammond’s claim that cutting UK emissions to net zero by 2050 would cost £1tn, said:

“We are facing a climate emergency and Philip Hammond clearly doesn’t get it.

“The Tory Party is way overdue in adopting a target already put forward by Labour, and now the Chancellor is creating obstacles to prevent the action we desperately need to take.”