Allegra Stratton leads by example in saving the world… she doesn’t fancy it just yet | Catherine Bennett

Allegra Stratton leads by example in saving the world… she doesn’t fancy it just yet | Catherine Bennett

If the PM’s climate spokesperson is in no rush to go electric, then why should we bother?

‘I don’t fancy it just yet,” said Allegra Stratton, the No 10 press secretary turned prime minister’s climate spokesperson, when she was asked about getting an electric car. She preferred her old diesel, thank you.

If this was merely the most memorable in a series of suboptimal comments from the person hired to communicate the urgency of Cop26, the climate summit, you couldn’t fault it as a summary of Boris Johnson’s position on decisive climate action. He doesn’t fancy it just yet.

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