Greens have long called for a
on the most polluting industries.
The Tory version of a
though is taking from the fossil fuel companies with one hand but giving it back with the other by rewarding more oil & gas investment 🤦♀️
have confirmed that oil and gas companies can largely avoid the windfall tax by re-investing their profits.
And there will be no tax relief for investment in renewables!
You read correctly. NO TAX RELIEF FOR INVESTMENT IN RENEWABLES 🤯
In April, Govt confirmed plan to take £140 Warm Homes Discount away from 300,000 disabled people – so for them, the £150 'one-off' that Govt is now offering will merely offset the £140 that Ministers are taking away
*Long term* additional help is needed for all disabled people
📢 “Disabled people also face extra costs...”
After many government announcements that overlooked disabled people, it’s significant to get this frank acknowledgement from the Chancellor.
But this targeted support cannot be a one-off.
took Govt to court for spying on our emails – now it's finally admitted it was unlawful
Parliamentarians must be trusted source for those challenging Govt – blanket surveillance of communications is wrong & illegal
Can't quite believe what I'm reading 👀
The Govt really does say rebate on
only applies if energy companies extract *more* oil & gas
Bone-headedly stupid, even by this Govt's standards, to be incentivising climate-wrecking fossil fuels
A windfall tax on obscene oil & gas profits is a start - but we can’t just dust off our hands as if it’s job done
Investing in energy efficiency is fastest & cheapest way to literally insulate families from energy price rises - this was shamefully absent today
My statement 👇
Tonight, we disrupted a Treasury event in Westminster to demand immediate action on the cost-of-living scandal.
Because as millions go hungry, the energy price cap is set to rise AGAIN.
We want a Gov committed to protecting people, not the profits of fossil fuel giants.
Rishi Sunak is announcing new support for the cost of living on the same day as the Sue Gray Report.
The government was happy to watch people freeze and starve for months, but only thought it was worth helping if it could help distract from their crimes.
This careful avoidance of a very simple question on Kremlin-linked trolling in
referendum speaks volumes
Why not just reply to say they haven't seen any form of Kremlin-linked interference or trolling in EU ref? Presumably because that's not true & Govt is covering up
Interestingly Gray says that she abandoned her investigations into the alleged 'ABBA' party in the No 10 flat on the night Dominic Cummings left Downing Street. The Met interrupted her investigations and she decided it wouldn't be proportionate to resume them after Met concluded.
: “The senior leadership at the centre, both political and official, must bear responsibility for this culture."
And the most senior person is the Prime Minister.
can only "move on" by moving out of No.10
“The rules were followed at all times”, he said
“All guidance was followed completely in Number 10”, he said
If this isn’t a blatant lie, I don’t know what is. As much as the PM tries to, he can’t hide from his own words