Greens disappointed that Labour has ditched green investment pledge

Greens have lobbied for action on renewables and insulation

The Labour Party ditching its plan to spend £28 billion a year on green investments is a big step backward. It’s bad for Reading’s environment, Reading’s economy, and for creating good jobs in the town. Protecting our planet for the future and making sure the UK does well economically means we need to invest in going green.

Instead of sticking to strict money rules, Labour could find the cash by making the super-rich pay a wealth tax. There’s plenty of money in the economy to do this. The Green Party thinks we should invest even more money, double what Labour promised, to speed up the switch to a green economy.

Investing in a green future means Reading residents will have better jobs and a safer environment. By cleaning up industries, improving buildings, and using more renewable energy, we can cut Reading’s high levels of pollution, lower bills, and make sure there are good jobs for all.

Deciding to invest in this secure future is a political choice. By dropping their green plan Labour is showing they’re not focused on a fairer, greener and cleaner future. That’s why we need more Green MPs in Parliament after the next election to make sure whoever is in charge does the right thing.

Greens are the second largest party in Reading

As the main opposition party on Labour-run Reading Council Green councillors will continue to work constructively to get the best for Reading residents. There are now seven Green Party councillors and we are now two councillors ahead of the Conservatives. We will keep working hard all year round on the issues that matter to residents.

If you’re keen on being part of the change in Reading, get involved and help us make Reading fairer, greener and cleaner:

By Green Party councillor Rob White

Leader of the main opposition group on Reading Borough Council

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