In the headlines
The Queen has been caught on microphone criticising the inaction of world leaders over climate change. “It is very irritating when they talk, but they don’t do,” she says. Britain certainly isn’t above criticism: a leaked document from the Department for International Trade recommends prioritising economic growth over the environment in trade deals. But down under, an Australian government source has called Britain’s High Commissioner a “sanctimonious bore” for her environmental “haranguing”, says Lucy Fisher in the Telegraph. The EU is considering curbing British access to European energy, says the FT, if negotiations over the Northern Ireland protocol get ugly. Good thing Kwasi Kwarteng, the Business Secretary, has been showing energy bosses a Met Office briefing predicting that we’re in for a mild winter.