BORIS Johnson will fly home from COP26 in a huge jet — despite telling everyone else to use the train.
Last night, No 10 boldly boasted the PM’s time was more important than the message it would send.
The PM will fly home from COP26 in a huge jet — despite telling everyone else to use the train[/caption]
He will leave the summit this evening on a chartered Airbus plane — dumping hundreds of tons of carbon into the air on the way.
It came as more than 100 world leaders were accused of hypocrisy for flying in to the global gathering in Glasgow on private jets.
EU chiefs have also clocked up tens of thousands of miles on private jets in the run-up to the summit.
Downing Street defended the PM’s domestic flight as time-saving and insisted the plane used more eco-friendly sustainable aviation fuel.
They also said his flight’s emissions would be offset — but declined to say how.
His spokesman said he had “significant time constraints” and it was important for him to get around the country quickly.
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But flying will still pump out seven times more emissions than taking the train back to London.
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and Prince Albert of Monaco headed those on a 400-strong fleet of private jets descending on Scotland.
Joe Biden’s security entourage alone was expected to generate 2.2million pounds of carbon.
And Prince Charles arrived on a green fuel-powered private MoD plane.
Joe Biden’s security entourage is expected to generate 2.2million pounds of carbon – pictured the US President’s plane touches down in Scotland[/caption]