IIn the British election year, not only is the nervousness of the ruling Conservatives, who are consistently in the basement in opinion polls, growing, but also the unrest of the Labor opposition, which has reliably been around 20 percentage points ahead of the government in demographic terms for a year and a half. Labor party leader Keir Starmer is nevertheless under pressure in two ways: both for repeatedly abandoning positions from the party program before they could be reflected in an election manifesto, and for occasionally maintaining positions that large parts of his party agree with no longer want to follow.
The latest course correction concerns a commitment that Labor, as the governing party, will spend the equivalent of around 32 billion euros annually on British climate protection projects. Given the country's financial situation (with a total debt of almost 90 percent of gross domestic product), this promise, which would have had to be largely financed with new debt, provided a target for the conservatives. So Starmer preferred to cut his climate investments.