Greta Thunberg has rubbished Boris Johnson’s promises of a ‘green revolution’ after the government approved the use of a bee killing pesticide and a new coal mine.
The Prime Minister has presented himself as being at the head of efforts to green the global economy with, for example, promises of huge reductions in greenhouse gas emissions.
Ministers have claimed that Britain’s exit from the EU allows them to put the environment at the heart of farm and food policy with Michael Gove saying: ‘The principal public good we will invest in is environmental enhancement.’
Climate change activist Greta Thunberg, 18, (pictured) questioned the UK's 'green revolution' after Boris Johnson's government approved a bee killing pesticide 'so poisonous that it is banned by the EU'Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
However, Greta, the 18-year-old climate change activist with 4.4million followers, suggests the actions of the UK government are at odds with these promises.
Greta had a series of clashes with Donald Trump over his refusal to accept the dangers of man-made climate change and it appears her attention has now turned to the credibility of Boris Johnson.
She was moved to speak out after the food and farming Secretary, George Eustice, gave British farmers permission to use a pesticide that is a known risk to bees and is banned by the EU as a matter of policy.
Taking to Twitter, she wrote: ‘UK government has announced ‘a bee-killing pesticide so poisonous that it is banned by the EU’ may be used in England.
‘New coal mines and pesticides... the UK's so called ‘green industrial revolution’ is off to a great start.’
She questioned the government’s claims and motives, adding: ‘Very credible indeed.’
The Prime Minister (pictured) has presented himself as being at the head of efforts to green the global economy. However, Greta suggests the actions of the UK government are at odds with these promises
The tweet triggered a backlash against the government and the setting up of a petition calling on ministers to reverse the decision.
Comedian and former Bake Off presenter, Sue Perkins, called on people to sign the petition, saying: ‘I am so sick of the endless, endless lies.’Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
The controversy involves a decision to allow sugar beet