Boris Johnson's recent environment record 'leaves a lot to be desired'

Will Taylor
News Reporter
Prime Minister Boris Johnson during a visit to the London Electric Vehicle Company in Coventry. (Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire)

Boris Johnson outlined his environment vision today as Greenpeace warned his recent track record on the subject “leaves a lot to be desired”.

The Prime Minister also spoke about Brexit and the economy during his speech at the London Electric Vehicle Company in Warwickshire this afternoon.

He also attacked Jeremy Corbyn and Nicola Sturgeon.

Mr Johnson wanted to invest in electric vehicle technology, plant millions of trees and protect wildlife from habitat destruction.

He said he aimed to make the UK ‘the greatest place to live, to breathe, to raise kids, to start a business’.

Prime Minister during a visit to Stainforth, Doncaster, to see the recent flooding. (PA Images)

But Doug Parr, policy director at Greenpeace UK, said ahead of the Prime Minister’s speech: “If you look at Boris Johnson’s recent track record on voting for environmental policies, it leaves a lot to be desired.

“It’s as if the green tinges he acquired during his time as Mayor of London have started to fade.

“This is why we need this to be a climate and nature election, with leaders of all political parties, including Boris Johnson, showcasing their policies for tackling the climate and nature emergencies in their manifestos.

“This is an emergency and we must go beyond soundbites – Johnson and the other leaders should allow the public to scrutinise them in a climate and environment TV debate.”

Mr Johnson had earlier today come under fire for his response to the flooding in northern England.