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PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Boris Johnson has been criticised after flying to the West Midlands earlier this month - less than a three hour driver from London. The Prime Minister flew to Wolverhampton on May 5 in a helicopter to promote a local bike hire scheme. The short journey, which can be done on the train in under two hours, has been slammed as "completely unnecessary". He departed from north-west London and was in Wolverhampton 50 minutes later, landing at Wolverhampton Halfpenny Green airport, The Guardian reports. He then met with West Midlands Mayor Andy Street, who was re-elected to the role last week, in Stourbridge. They both rode bicycles to promote the West Midlands Cycle Hire Scheme. Read More Related Articles Car tunnels shouldn't be shut in Birmingham, but 'steady change' needed says re-elected mayor Read More Related Articles Elation, dismay and easy wins - the story of the elections for West Midlands mayor and crime chief It isn't the first time the Prime Minister has come under criticism for his helicopter journeys.
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. In December 2019 he took a private jet from Doncaster to Darlington while he was campaigning to be Prime Minister.
Leo Murray, a co-director at the climate charity Possible said: “The prime minister’s decision to travel by helicopter and private jet for election campaigns on trips that could easily have been made by train is very troubling. He either does not understand the implications of the climate targets he has signed Britain up to, or he is not serious about doing what needs to be done to meet them.” In February Boris asked other governments to follow him in a pledge for net zero emissions by 2050. He also announced he he would bring forward the phaseout of diesel and petrol cars in the UK from 2040 to 2035.
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