Rishi Sunak has announced plans to row back on UK net zero commitments despite fierce backlash from leading industry figures and the prospect of a damaging rift in the Conservative Party.
In a press conference held inside Downing Street the Prime Minister said he would put back a ban on new fossil fuel cars by five years in a major U-turn among a raft of new measures.
Supporters of the government’s announcement have hailed it as a sensible and pragmatic approach.
Meanwhile critics of the announcement have slammed the government's decision.
Report by Caponm.
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