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The climate angle on ‘cake-gate’

A deadly pandemic, a growing sense of impending economic and geopolitical catastrophe, and a totally detached elite with delusions of grandeur; for number 10, partying while the planet burns is obviously just the playbook of the 20s, now as then. But amid all the outrage over Number 10’s rule-defying homage to the Roaring Twenties, it’s […]

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Don’t we want to go faster?

I can’t remember a more defensive press release than yesterday’s letter from the Department of Transport (DfT) detailing the big reductions in the maximum level of subsidies available through the Plug-in Car Grant Scheme. He insisted that the reforms were above all aimed at ensuring that more people could access grants. He stressed that the […]

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What does the success of COP26 look like?

The COP26 is experiencing its first major oscillation. This may seem like a slightly odd assessment for a summit that has seen its first president sacked and replaced unceremoniously, been subject to a pandemic-induced postponement, faced calls for a second postponement and experienced funding disputes with the Scottish government, strong criticism from developing countries of […]

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Net zero strategy: we have a plan

How is the glass? Half full? Half empty? Lying crushed on the ground? Raised in the air in victory? The long-awaited release of the government’s long-awaited Net Zero Strategy provides an opportunity for reflection, a long microsecond to catch one’s breath before this shocking and chaotic fall of climate-related developments continues, an opportunity to honestly […]

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You won the argument | BusinessGreen blog post

Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to 11e Annual BusinessGreen Leaders Awards. More durable than a COP26 zoom meeting. More competitive than the post-Brexit job market. More cautiously optimistic than Emma Raducanu’s bank manager. The BusinessGreen Leaders Awards are both the UK’s most prestigious green business awards and a crucial part of this year’s Net Zero Festival. […]

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Dominic Cummings tears up Boris Johnson in his latest blog post

Dominic Cummings does it again, going after his old boss in a lengthy new blog post. In his latest entry, titled “Boris: Normal Mode vs. Self-Conscious Mode,” the former chief assistant to the Prime Minister revealed even more details about the conversations he had with the Prime Minister while he was at the heart of […]

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Sensational blog post by Dominic Cummings in its entirety

Here is the statement in its entirety. Statement Regarding Complaints No10 Today The Prime Minister’s new director of communications, Jack Doyle, at the request of the Prime Minister, has made a number of false accusations to the media. 1. Re Dyson. I have WhatsApp messages between PM / Dyson forwarded to me by PM. I […]

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Dominic Cummings denies leaked messages from James Dyson

Mr Johnson’s former senior adviser has denied being responsible for the leak of private texts in which the Prime Minister promised to “settle” a tax problem for entrepreneur Sir James Dyson. He said he had also warned Mr Johnson against plans to secretly charge donors for renovating his Downing Street apartment, saying they were “unethical, […]