Asked if he has tried to persuade his son to implement these taxes, he added: “I think he’s well seized of this one”, but said that there is caution in the government about offending India and China.
Reacting to his appearance, some people questioned Johnson’s credentials and thought that the BBC should have invited experts on climate change to speak about the issue, rather than the Prime Minister’s father.
Some also criticised him for travelling to Greece during the pandemic to get his property ready to be rented out, while other travel was banned. Flying, of course, isn’t the best thing to do for the environment.
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A BBC spokesperson said that Johnson was one of seven guests taking part in the show, including lead author of the climate change report, Dr Frederike Otto, Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Luke Pollard MP, and Conservative MP and member of the Environmental Audit Committee, James Gray.
They said: “The full programme focused on the environment and Mr Johnson was one of seven guests. He took part in a panel discussion, representing a range of views.”