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Politicians fail the young over climate change

21 February, 2020

Pupils from Islington primary schools raised their voice against climate change at the Town Hall

• ONCE again Islington’s students left their schools and went on strike for climate.

Seeing our borough’s young people stand up and demand action, to save our planet, was truly inspiring. It’s such a shame that our politicians are failing them.

The Tories have installed George Eustice as environment secretary, a man who has repeatedly voted against climate measures.

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan is ploughing ahead with the climate wrecking Silvertown Tunnel.

And here in Islington we’re still waiting for our Labour council to publish a concrete plan on how we will become carbon neutral by 2030.

Mainstream politics is failing to address the climate crisis. Thankfully this May we can vote Green for a different kind of politics.

I am excited to vote for Siân Berry for mayor this May. As mayor she would transform our city. Voting Green is the best way of ensuring we see the climate action we all want to see.

BENALI HAMDACHE
Islington Green Party

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