Lies, Falsehoods and Misrepresentations from Boris Johnson to Keir Starmer

“The decision to allow drilling at Dunsfold is bitterly disappointing and wrong both economically and environmentally” 

Jeremy Hunt MP, X Post

Facts

On 9 June 2022, Jeremy Hunt, MP at the time, posted on X denouncing a Government gas drilling project in his Surrey constituency on environmental grounds. He criticised the project as “bitterly disappointing and wrong both economically and environmentally”. 

A year later, on 31 July 2023, the Government announced that it was going to issue hundreds of new North Sea oil and gas licences.  Jeremy Hunt, now Chancellor, defended the Government’s decision as “the right thing to do for the planet as well as for our energy security”. 

Verdict

Hypocrisy from Jeremy Hunt who supports drilling for the oil in the north sea but not his Surrey constituency.

We emailed Jeremy Hunt’s parliamentary office offering him the chance to respond. The email was received, but no reply. 

Published 28 Jun 2024
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