Draft speech: Green Britain

This is the draft for an imagined speech I would like to see the Prime Minister give. I hold absolutely zero confidence that this will happen. Thus I suppose the need to put it forward.

Her Majesty’s government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is announcing today a permanent moratorium on fossil fuel exploration and new extraction within our sovereign territories. Existing extraction facilities will beĀ permitted to continue for the present, but this move marks a step towards enacting our commitments, agreed, signed and ratified in the Paris Climate Accord. As the human community have agreed, if we are to leave a healthy earth, supporting human habitation as it does today to our children’s children, presently discovered fossil fuel reserves cannot be completely extracted and burned. Nowhere near. We must keep large proportions of them in the ground. This commitment must start at home.
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