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It’s hard to see how COP26 is truly as historic as Boris Johnson has claimed

Passing phase

As the dust settled at COP26, a lot of good was made about the last-minute watering of the crucial pledge to “reduce” rather than “eliminate” coal use.

But where are we, that difference is mostly semantic.

Boris Johnson urgently needs to deal with all the other problems that have piled up on his desk for the past two weeks

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Boris Johnson urgently needs to deal with all the other problems that have piled up on his desk for the past two weeksCredit: Getty

However, if India and China – the countries that oppose it – reduce their coal use in a meaningful and rapid way, it would be a significant advance, regardless of whether they commit to phasing it out completely or not. are not.

But it’s a big if-and the fact that they chose to haggle over words should be a source of shame for both.

Summit president Alok Sharma was right when he said that both major polluters would have to explain how they drag their heels to poorer nations bearing the brunt of climate change.

With so many cans already kicking off the road to COP27 in Egypt next year, for now, it’s hard to see COP26 as truly historic as Boris Johnson announced yesterday – even if the person is lost. That eternal view only rates it as “more than six out of ten”.

Meanwhile, the Prime Minister urgently needs to address all the other issues that have piled up on his desk over the past two weeks.

Rayn it in, Ang

WE are pleased that the coin appears to have fallen for the Prime Minister after he admitted yesterday that the Tory’s handling of the murder scandal “could have been better”.

Boris’ own own goals have caused much irritation but at least he seems to have been shaken by his complacency.

Angela Rayner ranks in Tories with second job even as she leaves Sir Keir Starmer's extra income question blank

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Angela Rayner ranks in the Tories with second job even as she leaves Sir Keir Starmer’s extra income question blankCredit: Alamy

The same cannot be said of Labour, whose brilliant deputy leader Angela Rayner has won a second job at the Tories, even if she left the question of leadership’s extra income blank. mine.

We’re sure voters would love to know why Sir Keir Starmer is interested in law firms, especially as he’s struggling to land a decent job.

Export consulting

WE love International Trade Secretary Anne-Marie Trevelyan’s vision of a post-Brexit boom in UK exports.

For nearly 40 years, our exports of goods have lagged behind imports, a potential weakness of our economy.

We like International Trade Secretary Anne-Marie Trevelyan's vision of a post-Brexit boom in UK exports

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We like International Trade Secretary Anne-Marie Trevelyan’s vision of a post-Brexit boom in UK exportsCredit: Rex

The minister vowed that her new campaign would boost exports of goods and services, while giving the upgrade agenda a boost.

A trading future to match our glorious past? Consider we sold.

Duds ‘Army

The mood of Memorial Day celebrations is usually one of solemnity.

Not so much when two former soldiers stormed the village war memorial in a rented Scimitar tank, then rammed it into the garden’s poppy gate.

Two veterans suddenly ran to the village war memorial in a rented Scimitar tank

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Two veterans suddenly ran to the village war memorial in a rented Scimitar tank

Their mistake is sure to make their fellow veterans chuckle.

But next year, guys, maybe just stick with a wreath.

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