Labour MP for Doncaster North. Husband to Justine, dad to Daniel and Sam. Former radio 2 DJ (for a week)
The green transition will only command popular support—and will only deserve to do so—if it is fair. This is a challenge that requires an activist government: not stepping back, but stepping up. Me in @prospect_uk
@mtpennycook absolutely right about the scale of ambition and leadership government must show for COP26.
Saddened to hear of the death of Prince Philip, who lived a life of public service. My thoughts and condolences are with Her Majesty The Queen and her family.
A green stimulus could help deliver on the essential objective of limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees but while the government calls on others to act, it is failing to do so here at home. My question earlier:
As COP26 hosts, there is rightly scrutiny of our domestic action and the international community is rightly concerned. It's time to end the uncoordinated dad dancing on climate.
What incompetence. What failure of governance. Boris Johnson can't blame Theresa May, he can't blame John Major, he can't blame judges, he can't blame civil servants, he can't sack the Cabinet Secretary again. There's only one person responsible - him. Me in the Commons today:
Breaking: I will shortly be announced as editor of Heat magazine....