To Bristol, the right-on Remain capital of liberal Britain. The local Labour mayor Marvin Rees has been having a bit of a bad time recently. Elected in 2016, his constituents think he's done such a good job that they, er, voted to abolish the mayoralty in a referendum last month. Awkward. Since then, Rees has made national headlines for the first time in his life after flying 9,000 miles to Canada to deliver a 14-minute speech on cutting carbon emissions.The irony of such folly appears to have been lost on Rees, whose team don't take too kindly when the mayor's eco-hypocrisy is pointed out. A perfect example of this was provided this week at a Bristol City Council media briefing. Local democracy reporter (LDR) Alex Seabrook, who works with the BBC and the Bristol Post website, questioned Rees about the 'irony' of travelling to Canada to give his TED talk about saving the planet when he could have done it instead on Zoom.