Nigel Farage hits out at Boris Johnson's 'green agenda'
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Nigel Farage hasn’t been holding back with his criticism of Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s green plans for the UK. In a recent interview on GB News, the politician turned presenter was asked about his reaction to Johnson’s call for billions of pounds to be injected into the UK green initiative. True to form, Farage didn’t mince his words as he hit out at the Prime Minister and Prince of Wales.
On October 19, Boris Johnson announced a £9.7 billion investment into the UK’s green initiative.
The money will be used to power “economic recovery, creating thousands of jobs and helping to level up across the country”.
It came as part of a newly announced partnership with Bill Gates’ Breakthrough Energy Catalyst.
This partnership was formed to drive an extra £200 million of private sector investment in green power schemes across the UK.
Johnson made these announcements at the Government’s Global Investment Summit which is aimed at attracting overseas funding for UK projects.
Farage has now weighed in on the issue during a GB News interview with Dan Wootton.
Farage said: “It was [David] Cameron that first coined the phrase ‘vote blue, go green,’ we’ve now got a green Prime Minister.
“If that was all about increased sustainability and sensible eco-environmentalism, I genuinely wouldn’t have a problem.
“But this is a metropolitan, Southwest London multimillionaire agenda that will be a disaster for ordinary people.”
Farage went on to say how it doesn’t matter for Johnson as he will no longer be Prime Minister by 2035 and schemes like this have been announced before but failed to be achieved.
“As he does his joint video with Prince Charles,” Farage continued. “It’s utterly cringe-making.”
He went on to say: “The thought of Prince Charles getting on the throne, telling us we’ll be dead by next Thursday, it’s more than I can even possibly bear.
“And there’s Boris going along with it holding a globe, I mean, God help us, the whole thing is nuts.
“He’s become eco-crazed, as I say, this is not even in the top four concerns of Conservative office.”
John described the investment as the “green industrial revolution” during the announcement.
He also said separating from the European Union has helped make this possible, as the UK was no longer bound to its regulations, “levelling up” the nation.
He went on to explain at a talk in the London Science Museum how the Covid pandemic stressed the importance of the government and private sector working together.
Johnson will likely go into more detail on his plans for the nation during the Cop26 climate change summit in Glasgow, due to start on October 31.
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