PRINCE Charles has been mocked by Sky News Australia host Paul Murray, for being the “ultimate example of the elite” during a recent interview on climate change.
The Prince of Wales has been criticised for urging Australia’s Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, to attend the COP26 climate change summit in Glasgow next month. During an interview with the BBC, Prince Charles called the crucial UN summit a “last-chance saloon” after he was asked about the uncertainty around the Australian’s PM’s presence. Host Paul Murray slammed the future king for being “a bloke who lives in a freaking castle” who doesn’t need to pay any taxes.
The Sky News Australia host said: “Now depending on what source you lean to, the Prime Minister is now a chance of going to Glasgow to be there, to sign up to this particular arrangement.
“Now I don’t know if you have to sign a piece of paper or you just give a speech, whether you can say it’s a vague goal or a locked in target that you have to take back to your parliament, I’d like somebody to explain it to us.
“I can tell you one person who I did not want to hear from today and made me a little more enthusiastic about a republic than perhaps I have ever been.
“It’s a bloke who lives in a freaking castle, who thinks we have to turn up, we have to sign up and we have to pay way more than a hundred bucks a month.
“That’s the ultimate example of the elite who doesn’t have to pay, but just like death and taxes, you have to.”
Scott Morrison had previously said during an interview with the West Australian newspaper that he had “not made any final decisions” on attending the COP26 summit, suggesting it was a burden.
He said: “It’s another trip overseas… and I’ve spent a lot of time in quarantine.”
His government has come under criticism for resisting to commit to net zero by 2050 – a goal already pledged by the US, the UK and many other developed nations.
Australia is one of the world’s top exporters for coal and gas, and has previously been criticised for its heavy reliance on coal-fired power, and its slow climate change progress.
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