14 May '11, 6am

Watch out UK- Cameron may be planning to unwind environmental gains #green

Watch out UK- Cameron may be planning to unwind environmental gains #green

Goodbye Cameron the Conciliator, hello Cameron the Destroyer. Empowered by last week's elections , the prime minister knows that he can get away with almost anything. Voters failed to punish him for attempting to dismantle the NHS and for ripping up his promise to protect frontline services. What can't he now do? His next target is the environment. Within the following two weeks – probably on 16 May – the cabinet will decide whether or not to drop its commitment to prevent runaway climate change. When the 2008 Climate Change Act was being debated, both the Conservatives and the Liberal Democrats called for it to be strengthened. David Cameron argued its targets for cutting carbon should be set not by politicians but by a group of experts, now called the Committee on Climate Change . In 2006 he insisted that this body should "set and enforce these targets, not merely monito...

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