Grant Shapps has failed to rise to the task of making the UK government’s Net Zero Plans adequate to meet the target of no more than a 1.5C increase in temperatures by 2050, as the Government was directed to do by the High Court last September.
The present Tory offensive is the biggest attack on the majority of the population in the lifetime of all except the very oldest in this country. The political stakes are that high.
The Budget and subsequent measures are intended to be transformational; a major step on the road to thoroughly ‘Americanising’ the British economy with low taxes, low wages, privatisation, deregulation and union-busting that are already designed to boost the profit rate.
An emergency budget is due on September 23. Liz Truss’ government will borrow £150bn to give to the already engorged energy companies. Kwarteng, the Chancellor, will further redistribute wealth to the rich, whilst speaking about the importance of growth with no policies to achieve it. The people pick up the tab.
The UK government claims that its new energy strategy will provide cleaner and more affordable energy this decade. It won’t.
The government’s aim is to remove all legal liability for serious crimes, including murder, committed by the army and other British state forces.