Zarah Sultana: Labour MP says 'we are going to fight back' in the streets over Climate Change
'You’re not going to be fighting the people who are responsible for the crisis if you are also taking their donations.'
Labour MP Zarah Sultana has joined thousands of climate change protesters in central London to show the Government that “we are going to fight back” against policies such as removing tax on domestic flights.
The MP for Coventry South says: “The climate emergency is one of the most urgent demands of our time and fighting for the Green New Deal is something that we have to win in Parliament.
“We’ve already seen floods in London, we’ve seen flooding in other parts of the UK, we know that the climate crisis isn’t some distant hypothetical thing, it’s a reality, and it’s a reality for millions of people across the world.
“The Government’s inactions are very concerning, and some the policies they have brought in more recently are incredibly worrying: slashing tax on domestic flights, Boris Johnson himself flying back from Glasgow, and the money that the Conservative party is also taking from the fossil fuel industry.
“You’re not going to be fighting the people who are responsible for the crisis if you are also taking their donations.
“So that’s the purpose of me being here, to bring that message that we are going to fight back, and it will be in the streets, but it will also be in Parliament as well through legislation.”