NET ZERO REFERENDUM – A PROPOSAL FROM THE WORKERS PARTY GB
- It’s an idea whose time has come. Labour and Tory alike have failed to speak up for the millions of workers and businesses who have concerns.
- Many proposals have been anti-social, worker-harming & unpractical
- Costly net zero measures come at a time when millions are going without life’s essentials
How would it work?
Simple. The resolution to be put to the vote would be this:
- ‘The Climate Act of 2008, as amended in 2019, committing the government to achieving Net Zero by 2050, should be maintained. Do you agree?’
It is not a referendum on ‘net zero’ itself, or even the target of 2050 for achieving it. It is not remotely near ‘climate denial’.
Why support us?
- Millions think Net Zero is going too far too fast…
- Let’s open up the debate on protecting workers jobs, rights and freedoms
- The main political parties are all varying shades of green. They offer no real choice. They all want Net Zero on the unrealistic timescale of 2050. The referendum gives you a chance, to say No to the political establishment.
What about the climate emergency?
- We all agree on the urgent need for clean water, fresh air and the protection of the environment and animals
- We need a debate across society on how we go about this. Sustainable solutions begin with social measures, better public transport, support for families and business, not LTN’s, Lithium mines and corporate greenwashing
- The referendum gives voters a chance to endorse Teresa May’s 2019 decision to make the 2050 target a legal obligation.
- The referendum gives industry the space to raise openly concerns over the durability and performance of new ‘green’ products and building materials, the failure to manage these risks threaten new tragedies like Grenfell.
Following a snap survey of our supporters on Telegram and social media, a fair cross-section agree it would be good for the WPB to promote the idea of a referendum on Net Zero.
This was taken to and discussed in full at the Party national members council on Tuesday 25 July.
A draft proposal was discussed by the NMC and unanimously agreed. The objective is to encourage a proper two-sided discussion of the issues, and pursue our core aim of fairness for working people.
We are open to working with everyone who is willing to work with us on this issue. Get in touch firstname.lastname@example.org.