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Ditching net zero would cost the Tories 1.3 million votes – it’s electoral madness


Director Sebastian Payne writes for the i about why the Conservatives shouldn’t backtrack on net zero policies. He writes:

“Margaret Thatcher was washing the dishes when she had a Damascene conversion on the climate. Back in 1984, the renowned diplomat Sir Crispin Tickell seized on this moment of domesticity to explain the dangers of global warming. As the pair finished drying the china and cutlery, the then prime minister remarked: “All right, let’s have a look into this.”

Five years later, she strode to the UN General Assembly to warn the world of warming. “It is no good squabbling over who is responsible or who should pay,” she said. “We are not the lords, we are the Lord’s creatures, the trustees of this planet, charged today with preserving life itself – preserving life with all its mystery and all its wonder.”

You can read the full article here.

Power to the People: How to unlock energy infrastructure by securing community support

Why the UK Government should make community benefits mandatory

Nick Timothy wrote about why Britain needs to reindustrialise in the Daily Telegraph.