Boris Johnson has announced the biggest increase in British military spending for thirty years. This is the price for British government participation in U.S. imperialism’s new cold war against China and the developing nations.
Boris Johnson’s ten-point plan for the Environment will not put the UK on track for reaching net zero by 2050. The gap between the vainglorious patriotic bombast and the miserable reality of half-hearted nudges to the private sector with less than world leading levels of investment is quite apparent.
China’s new ambitious climate targets – of peaking carbon emissions before 2030 and reaching net-zero emissions before 2060 – has already started to change the global political dynamics on climate change.
The West must follow suit in raising its own ambition and action.
There is no ‘trade-off’ between combatting the virus and protecting the economy, as ministers and others frequently claim.
There should be proper compensation for workers, who should receive 100% of their pay. This is easily affordable.
On foreign policy, Biden will appear to be different from Trump, but the broad outlines of their policy will be identical.
Contrary to myth Trump does not represent ‘the left behind’ but their opposite.