GB News: Dan Wootton warns Britons face ‘energy disaster’ due to policy mistakes | Politics | New

GB News host Dan Wootton explained on Monday how he believes the past energy policies of politicians, such as Nick Clegg and Theresa May, have contributed to the energy crisis facing Britain this winter.

Mr Wootton appeared alongside guest panelists including Express columnist Carole Malone.

He said, “How the hell did we come to this? We face an existential energy crisis this winter. In fact, it’s an energy disaster.”

Wootton also said: “Bills have not been reduced, competition has been destroyed and many energy suppliers have been declared bankrupt.”

Mr Wootton blamed Nick Clegg, who was Deputy Prime Minister from 2010 to 2015, for his ‘disastrous’ decision to reject nuclear power.

The presenter said nuclear power was ‘both safe and environmentally friendly’ and the former Liberal Democrat leader rejected nuclear power ‘because it would only be available when we needed it “.

GB News then cut a video clip of Mr Clegg in which the former MP for Sheffield Hallam said: ‘One of the most optimistic scenarios in government itself, there’s no way they’re putting in service a new nuclear before 2021 or 2022. That is not even an answer.

Mr Wootton also blamed ex-Prime Minister Theresa May for the current energy crisis.

He said Ms May’s decision to cap energy prices had “failed spectacularly”.

The presenter also talked about Ms May’s net zero policy, which is the policy that man-made carbon dioxide emissions must reach ‘net zero’ by 2050 to avoid the worst impacts of climate change .

Britain became the first major economy to commit to net zero by 2050 when Theresa May announced the policy in June 2019.

At the time, she said: “This country was the world leader in innovation during the Industrial Revolution, and now we must lead the world into a cleaner, greener form of growth.

“Staying away is not an option. Achieving net zero by 2050 is an ambitious goal, but reaching it is crucial to ensuring we protect our planet for future generations.

However, Mr Wootton said: ‘May’s decision to damn us to net zero by 2050, a last-minute decision taken the month before he left number 10, nodded with virtually no debate given the changing nature of politics. .”

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She added: “It hurts me when they talk about this country. We are responsible for one per cent of global emissions.

China, 26%, America, 15%, India, 7.5%. None of these have committed to 2050 as we have.

The journalist also criticized Ms May’s policy, saying the former prime minister ‘did this without a plan’.

Ms Malone said: ‘She did this without consultation.

“She didn’t tell anyone about it, she just announced it a month before she left.”

The journalist added: “He was told consumers would eventually pay the price and that is exactly what is happening now.

“So Theresa May has done a lot more damage in her tenure than Boris ever did.”

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