Real deal for world… not just gesturing
SO will the Cop26 summit be seen as so much hot air in the long run?
For the first time the world’s most powerful nations have committed themselves to cutting fossil fuel use.
Alok Sharma has played a blinder at the Cop26[/caption]
But this comes amidst the bitter disappointment of super-polluters China and India watering down plans to eradicate them at the last-minute.
However the pact to limit global warming to 1.5C above pre-industrial levels is highly significant.
By next year governments will have to come up with hard-edged plans on how to deliver these outcomes.
The tough talking between the nations is a far cry from the juvenile light and heat generated by Greta Thunberg and her devotees.
Tearful Cop26 President Alok Sharma has played a blinder.
He has proved that true progress on climate change results from realistic debate between grown-up politicians.
Not from a Leftie rabble gluing their body parts to the M25.
Peace by strength
AS THE nation honours its war dead today, the tension on the Polish border is chilling.
Just 82 years ago, this border was the flashpoint that sparked the last World War.
At 11am the Queen will bravely defy the doctors to lead tributes to our fallen heroes at the Cenotaph.
But while remembering the dead we must not take our eyes off the threat of modern-day tyrants like Russia’s President Vladimir Putin.
The alarming migrant crisis between Poland and Belarus is the result of the West’s weakened leadership.
Ever since Joe Biden ordered the chaotic withdrawal from Afghanistan, his authority has collapsed.
The US President is seen by our enemies as fatally feeble, and they will ruthlessly seize any advantage they can.
Britain must shore up stability and we are right to send troops to help the Poles.
But we must also remember the lessons of history. Peace is a precious commodity.
But it has only been maintained from a position of strength.
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Bragg the banker
BILLY BRAGG has made a career out of passionate socialist anthems.
He even recorded a bitter song called The Jolly Banker with these lyrics:
I’ll come and foreclose, get your car and your clothes, Singin’ I’m a jolly banker, jolly banker am I.
Surely he wasn’t singing that when he sold his Dorset property to a wealthy merchant banker, landing £2.5million profit?
Turns out Billy’s a jolly banker too.