The amount of attention given to the prospect of a hypothetical nuclear war seems grossly out of proportion, especially compared to the existential threat we are actually facing: the climate emergency. Labour’s Green New Deal policy, which Long Bailey helped write, was a central theme of her pitch for leader. Yet in the same radio interview she wasn’t asked about it once. Outside of the left, where is the debate about the climate crisis? Where is the outrage? Where is the fear? The Conservatives mentioned the climate crisis just 10 times in their manifesto. They have no convincing strategy for reducing carbon emissions at the speed required to avert disaster. So, outside of the left, where is the debate? Where is the outrage? Where is the fear?
Guardian 7th Jan 2020 read more »
Rebecca Long-Bailey: Labour leadership candidate says she’s ‘prepared to use’ nuclear deterrent to protect UK – unlike Jeremy Corbyn
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Kate Hudson: Corbyn was smeared for rejecting the use of nuclear weapons – but he was right.
Left Foot Forward 8th Jan 2020 read more »