Former Business Secretary: “Cost of living won’t be solved in hotels in Egypt”

Jacob Rees-Mogg has defended Sunak’s decision to pull out of COP27

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Former Business Secretary Jacob Rees-Mogg has defended Rishi Sunak’s decision not to attend the COP27 climate summit in Egypt. 

Mr Rees-Mogg, who led an exodus of Truss Cabinet appointees earlier this week, tweeted: “The Prime Minister is right not to go to COP.

“The cost of living won’t be solved in Sharm El Sheikh where each hotel room for the conference is £2,000 a night.”

Climate campaigners had previously said Sunak’s move was “a further blow to UK credibility and diplomacy on tackling the climate crisis”.


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