Prime minister’s judgment called into question after making Williamson minister again
In his Q&A at the Cop27 summit Boris Johnson implicitly attacked fellow Conservatives who are sceptical of the drive towards net zero, accusing them of peddling “nonsense”. Some of these MPs have in the past been some of his strongest supporters.
Johnson did not refer to them directly, but he clearly had them in mind when he spoke about net zero scepticism and said it was time to “tackle this nonsense head on”. He went on:
Yes, of course, we do need to use hydrocarbons in the transitional period and, yes, in the UK there is more that we can do with our own domestic resources.
However, this is not the moment to abandon the campaign for net zero, this is not the moment to turn our backs on renewable technology.