Nigel Farage’s ‘disingenuous’ campaign against net-zero ignores the staggering cost of climate crisis

The Brexit campaigner is now trying to raise the alarm over the cost of net-zero policies. But this doesn’t tell the full story, Zoe Tidman writes

<p>Nigel Farage has launched a new campaign calling for a referendum on UK net-zero goals</p>

Nigel Farage has launched a new campaign calling for a referendum on UK net-zero goals

There is something Nigel Farage is overlooking in his push against the UK’s net-zero emissions pledge.

The pro-Brexit campaigner has now thrown his weight behind another referendum: this time on action to tackle the climate crisis and its devastating impacts we are already seeing.

One of the cornerstones of his argument for a public vote on the UK’s goal to reach net zero by 2050 is the cost, which he claimed would be £1tn. Experts who fact-checked this for The Independent concluded the figure was “inaccurate”.

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