Jacob Rees-Mogg criticises Sajid Javid’s £50bn housing plans, instead says we should build on green belt land

He said: “I think it’s tackling the wrong end of the problem. I don’t think there’s a shortage of capital for house-building, I think there’s a shortage of planning permissions. “This is putting the cart before the horse. If you … Continue reading Jacob Rees-Mogg criticises Sajid Javid’s £50bn housing plans, instead says we should build on green belt land

Conservative peer Lord Lawson denies climate change, says world temperatures have actually “slightly declined”

During the interview, Lord Lawson said “official figures” showed that “during this past 10 years, if anything… average world temperature has slightly declined”. He also claimed the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) had confirmed there had not been … Continue reading Conservative peer Lord Lawson denies climate change, says world temperatures have actually “slightly declined”

Freedom of information requests show £370,000 spent on losing air pollution legal battles

The government spent £370,000 of taxpayers’ money unsuccessfully fighting court claims that its plans to tackle air pollution were illegally poor, a freedom of information request has revealed. Source: The Guardian: Revealed: government spent £370,000 losing air pollution legal battles Continue reading Freedom of information requests show £370,000 spent on losing air pollution legal battles

The government refuses to publish data showing the impact of the badger cull on local ecosystems

Conservationists have warned that eliminating badgers from certain areas is “likely to trigger an increase in other predators, such as foxes, leading to serious consequences for species and habitats”. The government is refusing to publish data showing the impact of … Continue reading The government refuses to publish data showing the impact of the badger cull on local ecosystems

Caroline Lucas criticises the government for not prioritising climate change

Following news that climate change was not one of Theresa May’s key priorities for the G20 summit, Caroline Lucas has spoken out to say it is “extremely disappointing” – especially as she is set for a bilateral with Donald Trump. … Continue reading Caroline Lucas criticises the government for not prioritising climate change

Tories promised CCTV in slaughterhouses – “Now they must deliver” says author Chas Newkey-Burden

Earlier this week, Theresa May slammed animal cruelty in parliament, and Chas Newkey-Burden has demanded the government deliver on its manifesto promise to make it mandatory to install CCTV in slaughterhouses. Animal welfare groups have spent years calling for compulsory … Continue reading Tories promised CCTV in slaughterhouses – “Now they must deliver” says author Chas Newkey-Burden

Environmentalists take Government to court over toxic air proposals: “The health of all UK citizens is at stake”

Environmental lawyers have launched fresh legal action after rejecting the government’s proposed plans to tackle toxic air in the UK, which they say is “too weak to deal quickly with nitrogen dioxide levels.” ClientEarth chief executive James Thornton said: “The … Continue reading Environmentalists take Government to court over toxic air proposals: “The health of all UK citizens is at stake”