Jacob Rees-Mogg launches GB News rant over demand for veganism to be ‘law’
Jacob Rees-Mogg has slammed the COP28 climate change gathering in Dubai as he says it shows that “hypocrisy is alive and kicking”.
The United Nations conference is expected to attract at least 400,000 people from across the globe who will jet to the United Arab Emirates for the two-week event.
But experts have warned the conference will have the largest carbon footprint compared to previous summits.
Slamming the event on GB News, Jacob Rees-Mogg said “protesters are calling for veganism to become enshrined in law”.
Protesters from around the world called for veganism to become law as the conference began on Thursday, November 30.
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Activists called for people worldwide to stop eating meat as they gathered in Dubai.
It comes following backlash after it emerged that Rishi Sunak, King Charles and the foreign secretary David Cameron are taking separate jets to the conference aimed at cutting global emissions.
Speaking on GB News, the politician said: “The theatre continues, this time in Dubai, as today marks the beginning of COP28 and the hypocrisy is alive and kicking as ever.
“World leaders will be pontificating in the usual style, and it will be very understandable if poor old Joe Biden falls asleep as he did previously, and who can blame him for this year. Already protesters are calling for veganism to become enshrined in law. Well, if that ever happened, I think I might break the law.”
He continued: “At COP26 in Glasgow, there were more than 100 private jets which flew in for the conference. And this conference is set to have the largest carbon footprint of them all so far.
“Your leaders are set to give £60million of your money to climate courses, however, [COP] is merely a symptom of a much wider problem within our society.
“We have the Paris Climate Accords, the climate change committee, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, and of course COP, but these sorts of institutions, which are free from scrutiny and democratic accountability, always show the same problems of bureaucratic groupthink, as they don’t have to justify their decisions to a potentially cold and poor electorate.
“Perhaps even more importantly, the implicit premise behind them is that experts should make the important decisions and not democratically-elected politicians. It’s high time to reduce the powers of these institutions and reinforce the democratic ones.”
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