Prime Minister Rishi Sunak is standing by predecessor Liz Truss’s decision to block King Charles from attending Cop 27 climate summit next weekend

By Jonathan Rose For Mailonline

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Prime Minister Rishi Sunak will block King Charles from attending Cop 27 climate summit next weekend
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The new Prime Minister has been accused of a ‘massive failure of leadership’ after deciding not take part in the event despite Truss having planned to travel to represent the UK there

Rishi Sunak is standing by predecessor Liz Truss’s decision to stop King Charles from attending the Cop 27 climate summit in Egypt next month, despite him ‘champing at the bit’ to go.

The new Prime Minister has been accused of a ‘massive failure of leadership’ after himself deciding not take part in the event, despite Truss having planned to travel to represent the UK there. Critics say it calls the new PM’s climate stance into question.

Sunak is reportedly under pressure to let the King attend and allies have suggested he should let Charles go to demonstrate the UK’s commitment to combating climate change in the Prime Minister’s absence.

Charles is said to be disappointed not to go, but understands his attendance would need the blessing of the government and will not force the issue with No10, The Times reported.

A source told the newspaper: ‘He will be champing at the bit but knows it would need government blessing. The PM has reversed the fracking decision so this could be another smart environmentally focused move.’

King Charles, who holds climate issues close to his heart, also hopes to find a way to show his support, potentially through a message or convening discussions via video-link or telephone, The Telegraph reported.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.

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