The Cabinet Minister laughed.

They decided that everyone attending COP26 should be able to drive an electric car.

Many people are coming to realize that they don’t have enough charging points.

They’ve been looking for diesel generators to increase the capacity.

The second Cabinet Minister was having trouble finding the funny side. 

I’m sick and tired of it. They try to add more COP nonsense to every speech I give.

It was about telling people to eat less meat or wash less. It’s absurd.

A third Cabinet Minister was merely resigned. COP is becoming a circus. No 10 are trying their best to get a grip, but it’s spiraling outof control.

They are asking foreign governments: ‘Can you keep your delegations to an absolute minimum? They’ll be told that they’ll keep it to 1,500 people. “

The UN Climate Change Conference will open in Glasgow on Sunday. It is expected to be the event that saves the world.

Ask anyone in government, and they’ll tell the truth.

Save the planet, Boris Johnson... by axeing a farcical summit for the world’s worst hypocrites

Boris Johnson, Save the Planet! By abolishing a farcical summit of the worst hypocrites in the world

It’s a farce. It’s degenerating into chaos. Many believe that the best thing for the environment is if Boris Johnson (right) just took the plunge and scrapped it.

COP26 was created to promote global sustainability.

Instead, it is being made into a catwalk for green showboating by the global elite.

Or, as in Japan, showplaneing. It was revealed last week that a specially-configured Boeing 777 had flown 6,000 miles without passengers to test whether pilots would prefer Prestwick or Edinburgh airports for the official Japanese delegation.

It was also announced that special measures would be in place to ensure that arriving dignitaries can be transported to their destination quickly once the runway has been chosen.

Unfortunately, COP26 is so bloated, that nearby roads will become jammed. Leaders will be ferried along the Clyde Expressway to their hotels. This has been transformed into a VIP lane.

I understand the COP26 PR team, conscious of the questionable ‘optics’ developing around this orgy of pro-environmentalism, had hoped for some events to show global leaders utilising public transport.

However, the opportunities are shrinking.

The Unite union, which has a commendable eye for the main chance, announced that more than 1,300 bus drivers will use the conference to strike over pay.

If you believe that all this chaos is bad news for the planet then think about the true victims: COP26’s corporate sponsors.

Jaguar, Microsoft, and NatWest are among the companies that have reportedly written to the Government condemning the’mismanagement’ of the’very inexperienced civil service’ who organized the event.

However, it is painful to see the opportunity to place a greenwashed product disappearing in a cloud o’ jet and motorcade fumes. What were the sponsors expecting?

Who in their right minds would hold such an important summit in the midst a deadly pandemic.

According to one Minister, “People believe that COP will last for three weeks.” It’s been going for more than a year. During that time, we have been trying to resolve another very large issue.

Covid’s shadow on COP26 was always going be too dark and long. Vladimir Putin, who was forced to announce a shutdown of Russian workplaces to cope with a surge in cases, won’t be attending.

It appears that neither will President Xi.

China’s economic recovery was reversed last week as the economic Covid aftershocks continued to reverberate.

Joe Biden was forced to abandon his original COP26 plan as he tries to manage America’s surge in viral cases and push for his own Build Back Better’ budget through Congress.

There are alarming signs that Boris could be falling between two COP26 and Covid stools.

Rishi Sunak is tearing his hair out trying to work out how to align the Prime Minister’s multi-billion-pound net-zero commitment with his need to tackle the £2.2 trillion Covid debt mountain.

Disused oil rigs anchored in the Cromarty Firth in Cromarty, Scotland. Ministers are expressing concern that as Boris's notoriously fickle attention has drifted towards Glasgow, there has been insufficient focus at No 10 on the vaccine rollout

Cromarty Firth, Cromarty in Scotland: Disused oil rigs anchor in the Cromarty firth. Ministers are concerned that Boris’s notoriously fickle attention has drifted to Glasgow, and there has not been enough focus at No 10 regarding the vaccine rollout.

Ministers are concerned that Boris’s notoriously fickle attention has drifted toward Glasgow, and that there has not been enough focus at No.10 on the vaccine booster program.

The argument in government is that the crisis caused by climate change cannot be ignored. After being put back by Covid once, COP26 had no choice but to continue to focus attention on another potentially more catastrophic global emergency.

But it is the opposite. Instead of emphasizing their environmental stewardship, world leaders will once again show how detached they are.

Pushing forward with COP26 when the world is still struggling to contain Covid would be like forcing someone to return to a burning building to continue removing asbestos.

Yes, global warming is a threat. But, Covid’s economic impact and its immediate threat to global warming are even more pressing.

People will have to make significant sacrifices to help tackle environmental problems.

And that will involve politicians – and the burgeoning green lobby and their sponsors – taking public opinion with them.

Our leaders are determined to show families that they have a plan to save their planet.

COP26 is set to replace Davos in the title of the event that most gratuitously frames arrogance, hypocrisy, and entitlement of the global ruling classes.

Prestwick will be greeted by their massive jets.

They will then come up and tell us how to reduce our global environmental footprint.

Their motorcades speed along their exclusive expressway.

They will let us know that they are leaving, and then they will inform us that we must walk our children to school. They will gather for their lavish banquet.

They’ll then retire for dessert and coffee before they turn their attention to speeches about eating sustainably.

Worst, they think that no one will notice the green doublespeak.

This grotesque ‘do what I say, but not as I do’ grandstanding will be forgotten by everyone amid a kaleidoscope full of polar bears, Greta Thnberg, and homilies about grandchildren.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson looking at the Orbital Marine Power stand in the Innovation Zone of the Global Investment Summit at the Science Museum

Boris Johnson, Prime Minister, looks at the Orbital Marina Power stand at the Innovation Zone at the Science Museum.

This might be the best outcome.

The best COP26 organizers can hope for is that as many people will ignore them as possible.

This UN imitation of The Fyre Festival will make it easy for those who are concerned about where the next booster shot is coming from or how they will handle soaring fuel costs to forget.

Because if they don’t, those people won’t be happy.

As I have written before, there is a dangerous disconnect.

There are two camps: those who believe everyone has agreed to their liberal, environmentally-oriented consensus and those who want to recognize that there are many competing priorities in our world, not all of them centered on the level of carbon emission in 2050.

Anyone sceptical about this should speak with the Insulate Britain protester, who was recently tied by angry motorists to a railing with a banner of his own.

It’s too late. But the best way of saving COP26 – and the planet – is to cancel it.