The President of COP26 is suddenly so well-known that he attracts criticism as well as admiration, and interest in his roots as an admirer of Thatcher.
Posts Tagged: Glasgow
Politicians treat motorists as though their transport needs are some sort of indulgence.
Ben Roback: COP26 may be the only saving grace for Sleepy Joe’s presidency – in a thoroughly chaotic year
He returns to a deeply divided America, with his popularity on a clear downward trend.
Profile: Emmanuel Macron, grandstander over fishing. A campaigner of genius – but not a man to be taken literally.
If Peter Sellers were still around, he could play the President to perfection, as a politician who is all at once cunning, witty, naive and triumphant.
Too many on the Right see it as their job to pretend that action on climate change must be watered down or opposed.
Emily Carver: The UK’s efforts against climate change will mean nothing without the world’s biggest polluters onboard
Many high-emitting nations are either avoiding COP altogether or stalling when it comes to committing to carbon targets.
Chris Skidmore: For the UK to become a global science superpower, the Chancellor must set out a clear plan this week
We can still be another Israel or South Korea, if we decide a strategy and stick to it.
When Glasgow binmen complain of being subject to daily rat attacks, the nationalists accuse them of fearmongering.
Chris Skidmore: Net Zero will mean nothing unless we can convince the highest emitting countries to change too
Without China and India onboard, the ability to tackle climate change will become a losing battle.
Our exit from the EU should allow fresh thinking and a new regulatory approach – to allow the UK to reach its full economic potential.
With 130 million girls out of school before the pandemic hit, urgent and systemic change is needed.
The Government has done well to create a UK network of Marine Protected Areas, but must go further in protecting them.
Robert Halfon: 30 years ago, Major defied foreign policy orthodoxies, saved thousands of Kurdish lives – and set us an example
Britons can be very proud that he quickly answered the calls of the Kurds at the moment of their righteous rebellion and intense suffering.
Profile: George Galloway, who “is going to vote for Beelzebub, I’m going to vote for a Scottish Tory”
This old-style socialist turns out to be much more of a small-c conservative than his many critics are willing to admit.
It’s better equipped than London to sympathise with the economic realities of what is going on in cities far closer.