Hammond blows the Budget on fossil fuel future
by Poppy Gaunt
What's Going On Here?
What Does This Mean?
The chancellor may have given a nod to environmental issues with his plastic tax and promise to spend £60m planting trees (which is huge), but this seems like a token gesture when compared with a £30bn pledge for roads.
Caroline Lucas, former leader of the Green Party and MP for Brighton Pavilion tweeted:
Why Should We Care?
Greenpeace UK’s executive director, John Sauven, said that, “the chancellor has delivered a budget that reads as though he missed the memo”.
It’s disappointing that the Government continues to place the onus of change on businesses and consumers, rather than incentivising green initiatives. There are some glimmers of hope within this Budget, but clearly much more needs to be done by those with the power to make the big decisions.
Politicians may make the decisions, but we get a say on who runs this joint.
When you next cast your vote (it could be any day now ) choose a party who’s policies allow you and future generations to do, and see, and experience the things you love #GreenPartayyyyy.
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