Today (November 25, 2015), the Leader of the Opposition, Jeremy Corbyn, used Prime Minister’s Questions to ask five of his six questions about the Government’s energy policy. He expressed concerns that the reduction in subsidies, especially solar, will result in job losses, will stop local authorities investing in green energy, will not achieve environmental targets, and will dispel the myth that the last Conservative Government was the greenest government ever. He also re-iterated the criticism levelled by the UN Chief Scientist that the UK is going backwards in terms of renewable energy In responding, the Prime Minster appeared to give […]Read More..
On the back of an unexpected General Election victory, this year’s Conservative conference in Manchester was an upbeat affair with little or no controversy, some interesting new policy announcements and much media speculation about the next leader. The protests outside the conference provided an amusing distraction, although the media appeared to whip this up into something it really was not. It was certainly unpleasant for delegates to face the barrage of abuse (and in some cases plastic balls and even spitting) but many were surprised at the interest and it reminded some of conferences back in the 1980s. In terms […]Read More..