LABOUR’S commitment to tackling the climate crisis has been called into question after Keir Starmer flew to Scotland for a campaign visit.

The UK party chief is under fire from the Greens after he posted footage of himself flying into Edinburgh Airport to meet with Anas Sarwar.

In the video, the Westminster leader said empty shops and restaurants inside the airport underline that Scotland is “facing a jobs crisis”.

He continued: “Labour will put the national recovery in Scotland above all else, and will focus on what unites us, not what divides us.”

It comes just 10 days after Sarwar launched his party’s “Green Labour” initiative as part of its climate recovery plan.

Scottish Labour announced the agency would be dedicated to restoring the natural environment, including plans to plant 15,000 trees each year.

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However, Starmer has been inundated with criticism on social media over his decision to fly north instead of using more eco-friendly modes of transport.

Scottish Greens co-leader Patrick Harvie tweeted: “Last week they were trying to pass themselves off as 'Green Labour'. This week, they don't seem to know there's a train from London to Edinburgh.

“Want Green? Vote Green. Vote like our future depends on it!”

Co-leader Lorna Slater added: "Launching your manifesto at an airport, isn't very green. If you want green, you have to vote Green."

Members of the public also voiced their frustration.

One wrote: “Did you seriously fly to Scotland? When a train is under five hours? When we are due to host COP26? I wasn’t sure that I could be more unimpressed by you but you’ve managed it.”

Another added: “We are in a climate emergency. Take a train or drive. Short haul flights needs to become a thing of the past. Absolutely disgusting.”

A spokesperson for Starmer commented:“Keir was on a visit to Edinburgh Airport to talk about providing crucial support for the airline industry at this difficult time.