Opinion

Take it from a Tory: Australia should join the UK in embracing net zero

By Simon Clarke
February 17 2021 - 6:30pm
Conservatives are understandably sceptical about emissions targets, but the good news is they seem to work. Picture: Shutterstock

You probably haven't visited Marton in north-east England. It is a quiet and unassuming village, home to some 10,000 people, and I am proud that it is not only my birthplace, but part of the constituency I represent in the UK Parliament. Marton's most famous son, born there in 1728, is Captain James Cook - a controversial figure for some, but a reminder to me of the longstanding bond between the UK and our friends and allies in Australia.

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