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Starmer to announce scaling back of £28bn green investment plan

Fears are arising as the labour leader, Keir Starmer is expected to announce scaling back Labour’s £28bn green investment programme, as reported by the Guardian. The labour party has taken this direction considering the economic uncertainty by the conservative government which is going to be the biggest policy U-turn since Starmer took over the party . Recent media briefings by shadow ministers have led to speculation of a split between Starmer and his shadow chancellor, Rachel Reeves. Reeves was asked repeatedly about the pledge in an interview with Sky News last week but failed to mention the £28bn on 10 separate occasions. Starmer on the other hand had used the figure as recently as this week, when he told Times Radio: “We want to have clean power by 2030 … That’s where the £28bn comes in, that investment that is desperately needed for that mission.” This is going to be dangerous since it will scale down efforts to greening the environment, no matter the economic uncertainty the labour party should be warned and must reconsider this decision to protect the environment. Source - The Guardian Read more - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2024/feb/07/keir-starmer-to-announce-scaling-back-of-28bn-green-investment-plan

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  • Abraham Jok Atem

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    Such poor decisions have severe consequences

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    • johnte ndeto

      7 w

      Deprivation of climate funds is really not good news towards climate change as this funds play vital role in pushing for climate agenda

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      • George Kariuki

        9 w

        Scaling back green investment sends the wrong message at a time when bold and decisive action is needed to address the climate crisis.

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        • Princess

          9 w

          This is so disappointing.

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        • We Don't Have Time

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          • zelda ninga

            9 w

            It very disappointing ,the environment should be protected at all cost.

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            • Rukia Ahmed Abdi

              9 w

              Scaling back a £28bn green investment plan is a concerning move, especially in the face of growing climate crisis. While economic uncertainty is a valid concern, it's crucial for political leaders to prioritize long-term sustainability and environmental protection. Climate change is one of the most pressing challenges of our time, and investing in green initiatives is essential for mitigating its impacts. Any scaling back of such investments could have detrimental effects on our planet's health and future. It's important for policymakers to strike a balance between economic stability and environmental responsibility, ensuring that sustainable practices remain at the forefront of decision-making.

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              • Bel Jacobs

                9 w

                Incredibly disappoinring

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                • Joseph Githinji

                  9 w

                  @bel_jacobs I agree, if this takes effect is a dangerous call.

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                • Elizabeth Gathigia

                  9 w

                  This would be unwise decision

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                • Esther Wanjiku

                  9 w

                  A very unwelcome announcement ,What is Starmer really doing ?

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                  • Joseph Githinji

                    9 w

                    @esther_wanjiku_785 the labour party must reconsider this choice, fight against climate change effects needs brave decisions.

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