Boris mocked for flying from London to Cornwall to discuss climate change

Boris Johnson came under fire this evening after he jetted to Cornwall by private jet for a summit that will include talks on climate change.

This week’s G7 meeting will be the first time the Prime Minister meets new American president Joe Biden in person.

World leaders from seven nations – the UK, US, Canada, France, Germany, Italy and Japan – are gathering in the village of Carbis Bay for three days of talks.

The summit begins on Friday and Mr Johnson announced his arrival early this evening in an official tweet showing him stepping off a plane.

He wrote: ‘I’ve arrived in Cornwall for this year’s G7 where I’ll be asking my fellow leaders to rise to the challenge of beating the pandemic and building back better, fairer and greener.

‘It will be a busy and important summit, and I can’t wait to get started.’

Social media users wasted no time to point out that there were more environmentally-friendly ways to take the 280-mile trip from London.

The new Atlantic Charter will commit the nations to apply their combined strength on issues including global defence and security, ‘building back better’ from coronavirus and stopping climate change.

Upon landing, Mr Johnson told reporters: ‘If you attack my arrival by plane, I respectfully point out that the UK is actually in the lead in developing sustainable aviation fuel and one of the points in the 10-point plan for our green industrial revolution is to get to jet-zero as well as net-zero.’

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