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Trevor Kavanagh: Tories Are Lost And Could Become Extinct In This Climate Of Hysteria

Trevor Kavanagh, The Sun

THE Tories are facing extinction – without even the pleasure of a rebellion.

Having beaten themselves to a pulp over Brexit, they are now too punch-drunk to defend themselves over global warming.

Lifelong Swampy Jeremy Corbyn has latched on to climate change as a lethal weapon against a party which has lost control of the agenda. Idealistic young voters are all ears.

There is a solution to our looming energy crisis — cheap, clean shale gas. But feeble Energy Secretary Greg Clark threw it away, forcing fracking tsar Natascha Engel to quit yesterday in disgust.

After nine dithering years in power, with no idea how to keep the lights on, this Government is damned now whichever way it jumps.

Protesters claiming “The End Is Nigh” are swarming like angry wasps.

Their claims may be simplistic and sometimes false, but they have been nailed on Netflix by national treasure Sir David Attenborough and hammered home by Swedish schoolgirl Greta Thunberg.

Jezza is using these crowd-pullers to turn dull carbon emissions into a glittering crusade — a national emergency no less.

His Momentum Marxists are tutoring the Extinction Rebellion protesters who gridlocked London and turned 16-year-old Greta into a global warming superstar. The Tories have nothing to say.

Gutless Clark abandoned fracking contractors who risked hundreds of million only to see Project Shale strangled at birth.

Engel’s walk-out should surprise nobody. I received a frantic call from the ex-Labour MP weeks ago warning about “nonsense” rules which stop fracking at the slightest tremor.

She told me: “This is a real threat to the industry and means buying more Russian gas.” Her argument doesn’t wash with Jezza’s anti-capitalist anarchists, Greta or Blue Planet’s Sir David, who between them now run UK energy policy.

Arguments for shale have been drowned out by images of raging bushfires, tidal waves and an Apocalypse Now soundtrack.

Saint David’s bell tolls, and it tolls for the Tories.

Climate change is the issue of the day. They have thrown in the towel on this as on so much else.

Greta Thunberg is Sweden’s new dancing queen, upstaging gas-guzzling hypocrite Emma Thompson and treating Britain’s top ministers with withering sarcasm.

They were doing NOTHING to reduce carbon emissions, she spat. In truth, Britain is leading Europe, at huge cost, in reducing carbon emissions while replacing fossil fuel with renewable energy. Wind and solar energy are replacing coal.

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