Oonagh Keating. Updated March 7th, 2022
As part of the fight to halt climate change, many countries – including the UK – have agreed to try to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050.
While many environmental experts say that 2050 is too late, that well-known
climate change scientist former commodities trader, career politician, and celebrity message sender on Thrillz, Nigel Farage has a completely different take.
His new hobby horse, supported by Brexit Hard Man Steve Baker’s Net Zero Scrutiny Group, got two main responses, which can be summed up like this –
Look who’s realised he can’t squeeze any more money out of Brexit.
Look who’s trying to prevent the UK from needing less Russian gas.
Here are some of the best examples.
You can demand kipper sandwiches for klingons as far as I care. You have no constituency beyond your mega odd messagegram work
— Otto English (@Otto_English) March 5, 2022
Nigel Farage is a heavy smoker and drinker who is very likely to be dead before the government’s current net zero target of 2050 is reached. He has no future to protect, only a past littered with lies. pic.twitter.com/BDq5swlwym
— Larry the Cat (@Number10cat) March 6, 2022
You campaigned for a Brexit which is costing every UK household up to £3,600
And now you want us to believe you’re concerned about the cost of Net Zero to UK households?
Looks like that Brexit money ran out quickly…
— Marina Purkiss (@MarinaPurkiss) March 6, 2022
Putin’s economic power is built on the West’s reliance on oil and gas. Launching a campaign to increase that reliance is quite the look. pic.twitter.com/KGhL3NjWzd
— James Murray (@James_BG) March 6, 2022
Nigel Farge has discovered his new referendum possibility.
We’re going to leave the climate. https://t.co/CLiLJ17hjr
— Nick🇬🇧🇪🇺🇺🇦 (@nicktolhurst) March 5, 2022
Putin’s Special Fweind! https://t.co/WA6MJyZElo
— Lord Baron Sir Bray ‘Activist’ Against Brexit (@snb19692) March 5, 2022
Tell me you work for Putin without telling me you work for Putin: https://t.co/ZP1jQV7r9h
— Prof Julia 🌍🌹🌱 #StandWithUkraine 🇺🇦 (@JKSteinberger) March 6, 2022
“So tell me Nigel, what first attracted you to the Russian-sourced fossil fuels? https://t.co/vB1ou0GcTV pic.twitter.com/KDnOvsGvNa
— Mrs Gladys Steptoe (@GladysSteptoe) March 6, 2022
Not seen a cry for attention this desperate since my toddler put a pair of my husband’s boxer-shorts on her head last week and shouted “look at my hat”. https://t.co/RnNLyIXcPj
— Emma Pinchbeck (@ELPinchbeck) March 6, 2022
If we were to hold a referendum on net zero and the country somehow voted against it – does this mean that technological progress accidentally gets us to net zero by 2050 anyway, the government would have to intervene to pump out more CO2 to ensure we weren ‘t carbon neutral?
— Tom Harwood (@tomhfh) March 6, 2022
The public have already voted in favor of achieving net zero, as you’ll no doubt recall it was a key point in the tory party’s manifesto at the last election. Surely you’re not advocating overturning the result of a democratic vote? That would be hypocritical.
— The Grand Vizier Ooslam Fooslam 🇺🇦 (@howfaristheM1) March 5, 2022
Hugh Grant had the most succinct and crushing put down for the seven-time general election failure.
Russian warship – go fuck yourself. https://t.co/UoAyHzz6P1
— Hugh Grant (@HackedOffHugh) March 5, 2022
Hugh Grant had the last word on Jacob Rees-Mogg’s ‘happy British fish’