Corbyn backs EU membership to progress climate action
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has said the UK should remain in the EU to work with other countries in tackling climate change. In a speech delivered on Thursday 14 April, Corbyn said that Britain still lagged “far behind” most of Europe in terms of renewable energy production, and could learn from states such as Germany. He said: “The Conservative government has cut subsidies for solar power while increasing subsidies for diesel. It has cut regulatory burdens on fracking yet increased regulations on onshore wind. They say one thing, but do another.” Corbyn also noted that the UK had been able to work within EU state aid rules to compensate high energy costs for manufacturers.