By selling themselves out to the Greens, the SNP cannot be trusted to look out for Scotland. It will be hard to believe Nicola Sturgeon’s claims that a vote for the SNP is a vote for economic wellbeing – her new partners oppose it.
Telegraph 31st Aug 2021 read more »
A TOP climate expert has said he is “particularly pleased” with the steps Scotland is taking to tackle the challenges of climate change. Lord Deben, chair of the Climate Change Committee (CCC) and former UK environment secretary, told Holyrood’s Net Zero Committee that Scotland’s approach has allowed him to “say to other parts of the United Kingdom why don’t they do it as well as the Scots?” The CCC’s purpose is to advise the UK and devolved governments on emissions targets and to report to Parliament on progress made in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and preparing for and adapting to the impacts of climate change. “Although there has been significant progress made we still have a lot of hard work to come to ensure that we meet our ambitious net-zero targets by 2045, but it is encouraging that Scotland is taking the lead in developing net-zero solutions.” Lord Deben’s comments come after 18-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg said that she did not think Scotland – or any other country in the “global north” – was doing enough to combat climate change.
The National 31st Aug 2021 read more »