Labour must not sell-out our future with climate U-turn

Labour must not backtrack on our climate.

The Labour Party must not go back on its pledge for a £28 billion climate plan, say the Scottish Greens.

The Party has called on Sir Keir Starmer to “come clean” following media reports that he is on the verge of dropping the commitment.

The Scottish Greens climate spokesperson, Mark Ruskell MSP, said: “These reports are very concerning. The years ahead will be critical for our climate and we need all governments to take it seriously and put it front and centre action front and centre.

“The polls are pointing to a Labour victory, but it's becoming increasingly difficult to know what that means for our planet. 

“Sir Keir Starmer’s policies have frequently proven to be worth less than the paper they’re written on. One by one they’ve been ripped up, cast aside, and forgotten. And that’s before he even gets a sniff of power. But we can’t afford to see more backsliding on climate policy.

“He has already said he would keep the climate-wrecking Rosebank oil field. Rolling back on his £28 billion climate pledge would be a major betrayal of future generations. If he doubles down with this reported U-turn then he would be selling out their future at a time when a shift from fossil fuels to renewables is more urgent than ever.

“Keir Starmer can end the speculation by coming clean about the cuts or, far better, reaffirming his commitment to the climate action that his party has promised.”