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Environmental plan: 'pensioners will die' says Tory MEP

Roger Helmer explained why he - and fellow Conservative MEPs - plan to vote against an environmental plan in the European Parliament, which is backed by the prime minister.

The UK government is increasing the target for reducing CO2 emissions from 20% to 30% by 2020 and David Cameron told PMQs that nothing would change that, and he would talk to his Euro MPs.

Mr Helmer said it could damage the economy and lead to fuel poverty, meaning pensioners would die.

He debated environmental issues with Liberal Democrat MP Duncan Hames and Labour peer Joan Bakewell.

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  • 23 Jun 2011