TaxPayers’ Alliance responds to Rishi Sunak arriving at COP28

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Responding to Rishi Sunak arriving at COP28, John O’Connell, chief executive of the TaxPayers' Alliance, said:

“The interests of the global quangocracy are not the same as the interests of British taxpayers.

“Too often these international conferences end up as little more than hideously expensive meet-and-greets for the world’s great and good, rather than genuine platforms to discuss important climate issues.

“Rishi must ensure he is putting taxpayers front and centre in all of his conversations.”


TPA spokespeople are available for live and pre-recorded broadcast interviews via 07795 084 113 (no texts)

Media contact:

Conor Holohan
Media Campaign Manager, TaxPayers' Alliance
[email protected]
24-hour media hotline: 07795 084 113 (no texts)


Notes to editors:

  1. Founded in 2004 by Matthew Elliott and Andrew Allum, the TaxPayers' Alliance (TPA) campaigns to reform taxes and public services, cut waste and speak up for British taxpayers. Find out more at

  2. TaxPayers' Alliance's advisory council.

  3. The TPA is running a campaign, Global Quangos Uncovered, looking at the cost of taxpayer-funded international organisations and have recently published a factbook.
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