Keir Starmer ditches flagship pledge to spend £28bn on green projects in huge u-turn

by 24britishtvFeb. 8, 2024, 4:50 p.m. 22
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Sir Keir Starmer will today ditch a flagship pledge to spend £28billion each year on green projects - marking one of the biggest u-turns of his leadership. The Labour boss is officially abandoning the eye-watering figure following relentless Tory attacks on how the party will pay for it without hiking taxes. It comes after weeks of chaos over the plan since The Sun first revealed the intention to drop the £28billion figure last month. The confusion saw Sir Keir commit to the pledge just this week after Shadow Chancellor Rachel Reeves refused 10 times to do the same, sparking speculation of a split. And only yesterday Labour shadow ministers and spokespeople insisted the Green Prosperity Plan remained their policy. But this afternoon Sir Keir and Ms Reeves will together junk the £28billion figure in a bid to draw a line under the carnage. Continue reading... https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/politics/25797718/sir-keir-starmer-ditches-flagship-pledge/ The Sun delivers breaking news, latest gossip and incredible exclusives around the world with hubs in London, New York, Scotland and Ireland. Covering topics from news, money and sport along with our famous Fabulous Magazine, The Sun is the biggest news brand in the UK and one of the fastest growing news sites in the US. Stay tuned for video clips across the biggest news stories and segments from The Sun’s expert journalists. Become a Sun Subscriber and hit the bell to be the first to know. Read The Sun: https://www.thesun.co.uk/?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=sunyoutubesitelink Like The Sun on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thesun/ Follow The Sun on X: https://twitter.com/TheSun Follow The Sun on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@thesun Subscribe to The Sun on Snapchat: https://www.snapchat.com/discover/The_Sun/1633225139 #thesun #starmer #green

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