Susan O’Keeffe: Brexit saga obscures grim warning from Climate Ambition Summit

UN secretary general Antonio Guterres’ statement that the world is still going in the wrong direction environmentally, despite the commitments made in Paris, evaporated on delivery

14th December, 2020
Susan O’Keeffe: Brexit saga obscures grim warning from Climate Ambition Summit
‘Your ear would have had to be glued to the ground in the middle of the Brexit racket to pick up the fact that the UN hosted a Climate Ambition Summit in Brussels and that it was, with the finest of ironies, co-hosted by — France and the UK.’ Picture: Getty

I’m sure we could all be forgiven for thinking this past weekend was consumed with the high drama of the long-running soap that is Brexit. Taoiseach Michéal Martin appeared on the BBC Andrew Marr Show to remind Ursula and Boris to continue their duet, while Minster for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney treated the RTE This Week programme to a full and frank gospel on the virtues of a post-Brexit deal.

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