Labour’s energy plans are a huge con, but Starmer can’t even keep those
Keir Starmer just can’t keep a promise, even when it’s a con. Labour’s energy ‘plans’ have always been yet more misdirection, with the promised supposedly ‘nationalised’ energy producer in fact just an investment vehicle to help billionaires and corporations make even more money and huge questions over the uses its ‘£28bn a year’ ‘green prosperity plan’ spending would be put to.
But now even that promise has been broken. Only three days ago Starmer said in a speech that the plan would create growth and:
Our £28bn-per-year green prosperity plan recognises the scale of the climate, security, and economic challenges the UK faces. Our plan for 2030 zero-carbon power will cut bills, provide energy security, create jobs, tackle the climate crisis and give clarity to investors.
But this morning, Shadow Chancellor Rachel Reeves – who infamously laughed when asked about renationalising energy as Starmer had promised to con Labour members into voting him in as ‘leader’ – has said that the plan has ‘changed’ and Labour won’t in fact be spending £28bn-per-year – and will only start ‘ramping up’ toward it two and a half years into a first Labour government:
Never trust a Tory, as the saying goes – especially one wearing a red rosette.
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