Suella Braverman rages at net zero: 'We're not going to save planet by bankrupting British people!’

Suella Braverman rages at net zero: 'We're not going to save planet by bankrupting British people!’
Georgia Pearce

By Georgia Pearce

Published: 20/09/2023

- 09:36

Updated: 20/09/2023

- 09:38

Suella Braverman has hit out at the impact of the Government’s Net Zero targets, as she confirmed they are ‘committed’ to their 2050 target.

Speaking on Breakfast with Eamonn and Isabel, the Home Secretary told GB News that the government must ‘put the cost of living ahead’.

Braverman said: “What I can confirm is that we remain absolutely committed to delivering Net Zero by 2050 in line with our international agreements. I'm incredibly proud of what the Conservative government has achieved when it comes to combating climate change.

“In the last decade or so, we've reduced carbon emissions, we've increased the output from renewables, and we are seen as a world leader. But it's also right that we put economic growth and household budgets and the cost of living ahead. And fundamentally, we're not going to save the planet by bankrupting the British people.”

Braverman then addressed the growing migrant crisis in the UK, stating : “I very much share the frustrations and the concerns of your viewers when it comes to stopping the boats. And that hotel cost is unacceptable, and that's why we are rolling out large sites around the country to accommodate asylum seekers in a more affordable way.

“But it also underlines why we need to stop the boats and why our world leading partnership with Rwanda is part of that solution. We need to deter people from making the journey in the first place. We need to be able to detain them and then remove them to a safe country like Rwanda. And we need to do that swiftly.

“And once we start doing that, which I'm confident we'll be able to do in due course, people will stop coming here illegally on boats and we will have achieved that that goal.”

Watch the interview in full above.

Tune in to Breakfast with Eamonn and Isabel, Monday to Thursday from 6am, only on GB News.

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