Starmer really does not get the Green New Deal – and won’t be delivering it

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Keir Starmer's vision pamphlet for the Fabian Society is deeply disappointing. This is the bit on what green investment might achieve:

He adds this:

What this is not is a Green New Deal.

There is no mention of energy saving. The real job gains come from insulation, solar installation, and replacement of gas boilers with heat pumps.

There is no mention of transport investment apart from electric cars - which cannot be the answer to this issue.

There is no hint of tidal energy, which is absurd.

And clean steel is just a pipe dream right now.

What is more, the named ideas cannot deliver the hundreds of thousands of jobs. And nor can they deliver the carbon cuts he claims.

As an example of joined-up thinking this pamphlet is a dismal failure.