Boris Johnson accused of ‘lack of leadership’ over climate change
Both Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn pay tribute to the bravery of police, security services and emergency services after the Streatham terror attack on Sunday.
Britain’s place in the world is at a crossroads after Brexit, Corbyn says, and nothing is more crucial than climate change. He quotes sacked minister Claire O’Neill, who accused the PM of a ‘lack of leadership’ on the upcoming COP26 climate conference.
Johnson says his accusations are ‘nothing but hot air’.
Corbyn says both David Cameron and William Hague turned down the job of heading up COP26. Does other Tory leader Sir Iain Duncan Smith want a chance, he jokes. Why is the PM failing to measure up to spectacularly to the challenge of climate change?
Johnson dismisses the accusations as ‘beyond satire’ and says the UK has ambitious targets for meeting net zero.
Corbyn says Johnson cut the number of climate attachés in embassies when he was foreign secretary. He says until 2015 Johnson denied climate science.
PM says Corbyn wants to prevent people having foreign holidays.