Sturgeon accused of ‘rank hypocrisy’ on green plans
The SNP leader’s record has been questioned (pic: Terry Murden)
Nicola Sturgeon has been accused of “rank hypocrisy” over her claims that Scotland is a world leader on the environment.
Scottish Labour leader Anas Sarwar said the reality of the SNP is a track record of failure.
Labour has published a new document pointing to what it claims is a lack of progress being made by the SNP.
It accuses the SNP of missing targets on emissions, renewable heat, green jobs, biodiversity, and cycling
It also criticises Ms Sturgeon’s party for scrapping plans for a public energy company and says the SNP is issuing mixed messages on new oil fields, as well as cutting rail services.
“This stands in contrast to Nicola Sturgeon’s claims that Scotland is an environmental “world-leader”,” said Labour.
Mr Sarwar said “credible action starts at home”, and is urging the SNP not to let the opportunities of COP26 pass Scotland by.
Anas Sarwar: ‘reality falls short’ (pic: Terry Murden)
“Here in Scotland we strive to be world-leaders on the environment, but too often the reality falls short,” he said.
“Nicola Sturgeon will say whatever people want to hear, but the SNP’s record speaks for itself.
“It is rank hypocrisy for her to demand action from others when her own government is falling so woefully short.
“Sturgeon is right to call on world leaders to do more – but credible action starts at home.
“More of the same won’t be enough to fulfil Scotland’s green potential which is why Scottish Labour have set out our climate demands for the government.