From Peppa Pig to free market economics: Prime Minister and CBI take contrasting approaches to shared net zero mission

Cecilia Keating
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PM Boris Johnson speaks to CBI Conference this morning | Credit: CBI
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PM Boris Johnson speaks to CBI Conference this morning | Credit: CBI

The Prime Minister's much-criticised speech to the CBI this morning overshadowed an important debate over how government and business can work together to accelerate the net zero transition

The Prime Minister may have delivered one of the most bizarre speeches to date in a career long on oratorical oddities when he spoke to the CBI annual conference this morning. In a rambling address to...

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