Ed Miliband has been congratulated for his comments on environmental issues at a party conference question and answer session this week. Following criticism for not mentioning environmental issues in last week’s central speech he has gone some way to appeasing those critics with this question and answer session at the party conference.
During the session in Manchester this week, Mr. Miliband said that the environment was “absolutely central” to his vision for the future and he criticised the government for their dwindling green credentials. He went on to say “George Osborne tells you that you can either have a good environment or you can have a good economy, absolutely wrong, you need both,” he said.
Friends of the Earth’s policy and campaigns director Craig Bennett said: “We’re delighted Ed Miliband has found his green voice – a One Nation approach must recognise that we only have one planet.”
“Labour must now become the greenest Opposition ever and challenge the Chancellor’s reckless dash for gas. Ed Balls should wake up and realise that this is where Osborne is weak and full of hot air. He must take on the anti-green Chancellor and his fossil-fueled economic strategy that simply doesn’t add up.”
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