Barry Gardiner

Working Hard for Brent North

Fighting for Climate Justice: Barry's piece for the Independent

The Government's smoke and mirror policymaking must be laid bare.

In his Autumn Statement, the Chancellor re-pledged £2.3 billion, over six years, saying it would increase flood protection for 300,000 homes.

The majority of those, it turns out, are already at low risk, and they move to become at ‘very low’ risk. So when allocating this money, government advisers were asking not, how can it best protect communities, but how can we create the best headline? It is callous and calculated political trickery - and the results are etched across our worst hit communities today.

We must continue to stand up for real climate justice, and the transparency and accountability we need from those in power...

You can read Barry's full article here: http://ind.pn/1J8W3xr

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