''Britain’s former energy minister said Friday he is quitting the Conservative Party and stepping down as a lawmaker over the government’s backtracking on its environmental commitments.
Skidmore said it was “a tragedy that the U.K. has been allowed to lose its climate leadership, at a time when our businesses, industries, universities and civil society organizations are providing first-class leadership and expertise to so many across the world, inspiring change for the better."
“I cannot vote for the bill next week," he said. “The future will judge harshly those that do.”
TCLP-UK applauds this highly principled decision and wishes Chris Skidmore its best wishes in his careeer.