THE statement made on Wednesday by the PM Rishi Sunak regarding our race to net zero warranted the House being recalled from recess (which has just commenced).

In this statement the PM certainly laid out his parties priorities and the message he will be taking to the country. The Conservatives are not taking climate change seriously and are taking no responsibility towards future generations.

Only the day before in the House of Commons where questions were being put to the Minister for Energy Security and Net Zero a very different message was being portrayed and begs the question, has Mr Sunak got the support of his front bench regarding his watering down message?

The Prime Minister’s statement is not only concerning, it is shameful. Our race to net zero is far more important and urgent than playing politics regarding the race to enter No 10 at the next Westminster election.

Catriona C Clark