Trouble at mill

The Tories are not united on the eve of COP.

With just over a week to go before Boris Johnson hosts the largest ever gathering of world leaders in Britain, tensions are rising and tempers fraying in Downing Street.

The prime minister is said to be “irritated” by Alok Sharma, the man he appointed to chair the Cop26 conference in Glasgow — and the feeling appears to be mutual.

Those around Johnson suggest that the “bookish” Sharma doesn’t grasp the politics of the meeting and how it could backfire domestically. Those around Sharma are frustrated at No 10 for hyping expectations around what the two weeks of negotiations will achieve.

10 thoughts on “Trouble at mill”

  1. I like the bit at the end of the story

    Those close to Johnson insist that he is committed to the net-zero agenda and will force his more sceptical colleagues, including Sunak, behind him.

    One ally said: “The boss has made a big punt on this stuff. The science is clear and so is he. He is determined to see it through.”

    Yes the science is clear, but not the way they read it.

    The wind droughts are equally clear and all the other engineering constraints. The RE Titanic forges ahead!

    Thanks for the WSJ piece. Fossil stocks surge, go woke and go broke will have real meaning before this caper is done.


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  2. Those around Sharma are frustrated at No 10 for hyping expectations around what the two weeks of negotiations will achieve.

    There is no doubt what the sanctimonious morons will “achieve”. The accelerated destruction of the West and rise of the Chicoms.


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  3. bemused

    You first perfesser; give up your emissions and show us the way.

    No more long sabbaticals overseas, no privately plated car in the remuneration package?


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  4. the “bookish” Sharma doesn’t grasp the politics of the meeting and how it could backfire domestically

    Neither does that fat useless mop headed imbecile.


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  5. Those around Johnson suggest that the “bookish” Sharma doesn’t grasp the politics of the meeting and how it could backfire domestically. Those around Sharma are frustrated at No 10 for hyping expectations around what the two weeks of negotiations will achieve.

    This doesn’t add up – No. 10 is both hyping the conference but at the same time worried about the domestic backlash?

    No wonder Boris doesn’t seem to know whether he’s coming or going.


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  6. No wonder Boris doesn’t seem to know whether he’s coming or going.

    He’s acting like someone with his mind elsewhere, there is a term for it, associated with the word ‘struck’, but I’m far too polite to elaborate on that. No-one but someone emotionally wrapped up with a very deep green partner could have so embarassingly have made that disastrous speech recently about Green is Good. He was almost pleading for the Greenie points with it.


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