Labour would ‘radically transform economy’ to focus on climate change

From The Guardian: A future Labour government would oversee an economic revolution to tackle the climate crisis, using the full power of the state to decarbonise the economy and create hundreds of thousands of green jobs in struggling towns and cities.

Rebecca Long-Bailey, the shadow business secretary who is driving the party’s climate agenda, said the UK’s “entire society and entire economy” needed to be refocused to meet the looming challenge of ecological breakdown.

“It could not be made clearer to us and people are starting to realise how incredibly dangerous this situation is,” said Long-Bailey. “There is no option but to radically transform our economy.”

But, in an interview with the Guardian, she said the crisis was also an opportunity to bring well-paid, highly skilled jobs and economic regeneration to some of the most marginalised communities in the country.

“We have to tackle climate change in a really radical way, the evidence is crystal clear,” said Long-Bailey. “But this is also a wonderful opportunity to invest in those towns and cities that have felt neglected for a very long time … this has to be – and will be – a genuine transformation of the economy.”

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Rebecca Long-Bailey on BBC Question Time: 121,000 homeless children, rough sleeping doubled, housebuilding at 80-year low

Appearing on BBC Question Time, Labour MP Rebecca Long-Bailey tells it like it is about #ToryBritain: 121,000 children do not have a home, rough sleeping has doubled since 2010, while at the same time house building is at its lowest level since the 1920s.

Rebecca Long-Bailey on homelessness

This from Rebecca Long-Bailey should shame the Tory Govt – 121,000 children do not have a home, rough sleeping has doubled since 2010 while at the same time housing building is at its lowest level since the 1920s. Disgraceful #bbcqt

Posted by Imajsaclaimant on Thursday, December 14, 2017