Lord Goldsmith quit the Government this morning as he accused Rishi Sunak of being “uninterested” in environmental issues.
The Tory peer, an ally of Boris Johnson, claimed the Government was showing “apathy in the face of the greatest challenge we face” which made his position as a climate and environment minister “untenable”.
In a stinging resignation letter sent to Mr Sunak and posted on Twitter, Lord Goldsmith said: “Prime Minister, having been able to get so much done previously, I have struggled even to hold the line in recent months.
“The problem is not that the government is hostile to the environment, it is that you, our Prime Minister, are simply uninterested.”
If only this would then mean less enviro tossery…..