Rishi Sunak’s big oil gamble

Issue 1584

Rishi Sunak’s big oil gamble

As the prime minister has reneged on the government’s net zero pledges. He plans to push back the ban on new petrol cars, get rid of the requirement for landlords to make their properties energy efficient and tell homeowners they’ll never need to replace their old boilers – he also scrapped a few things which don’t actually exist, such as plans to make you have seven bins and pay taxes on meat.

So what is he playing at?

Sunak’s grand plan doesn’t make sense on the substance. But the rhetoric is easier to understand. We look at the details behind the headlines in this week’s magazine.

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