BBC Newsnight: A Labour frontbencher criticizes the Conservatives over climate change, calling them “unsustainable.”

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BBC Newsnight: A Labour frontbencher criticizes the Conservatives over climate change, calling them “unsustainable.”

As he discussed going net zero on BBC Newsnight, the Shadow Environment Secretary launched a stinging critique of the Conservative position on climate change.

Under Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership, Luke Pollard was promoted to Labour’s frontbench, where he seemed to discuss plans for the UK to achieve net zero. The Shadow Minister was quick to criticize the Government’s climate policy, urging people “not to believe the soundbites.”

“The government is missing its climate change targets by a country mile,” Mr Pollard said.

“You wouldn’t know it if you listened to ministers because they provide an absolutely rosy picture of progress.”

GB News’ Andrew Neil recently confronted Tory Chancellor Rishi Sunak on the expense of the new green energy charge on British consumers.

Sunak was stumped as to who would foot the £10,000 bill that reaching net zero would entail for British households.

Sunak was stumped as to who would foot the £10,000 bill that reaching net zero would entail for British households.

According to research conducted by the accounting firm PwC, the UK’s carbon emissions have decreased by 3.7 percent per year, making it the country with the biggest long-term drop in greenhouse gas output of any country in the twenty-first century.

In April, the UK government took a step forward in its efforts to achieve net zero emissions by enshrining new targets to reduce carbon emissions by 78 percent by 2035.

Number 10 has just announced intentions to restrict the sale of new diesel and gasoline lorries in the UK by 2040.

However, Pollard claims that the majority of the UK’s decarbonisation is due to the previous Labour government’s reduction in the number of coal-fired power units.

Pollard was questioned by BBC journalist Faisal Islam if trade unions could be a thorn in Labour’s shoulder because some of them are unwilling to commit to net zero emissions.

Trade unions, according to the Shadow Environment Secretary, must recognize that “there is no future for our economy that is not going to be sustainable.”

Pollard was still unable to provide an estimate of the cost of going net zero for British families.

According to the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR), transitioning to net zero by 2050 will cost £1.4 trillion over 30 years, with consumers and companies bearing roughly three-quarters of the cost.

It’s only £350 billion. “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”

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