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Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh tells world leaders at COP26 to “get on with it” while branding them “windy f***ers”

SCOTS author Irvine Welsh has told world leaders at COP26 to “get on with it” while branding them “windy f***ers”.

The Scots author made the comments on Twitter yesterday after leaders from across the globe visited Scotland to discuss climate change plans.

Welsh, 63, was responding to a tweet about United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres paraphrasing the Edinburgh born author’s Trainspotting novel.

Irvine Welsh being interviewed
Irvine Welsh, author of Trainspotting.                                                                                              Credit: Deadline News

During the COP26 meeting yesterday, Guterres said: “Choose ambition, choose solidarity, choose to safeguard our future.” 

Welsh, who has 650,000 followers, responded by tweeting: “Well get on with it then, you windy f***ers.”

His post has received over 650 likes and 100 retweets from fans.

Twitter follower @Killah_Jules wrote: “Favourite #COP26 tweet so far…”

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Irvine Welsh took to Twitter to tell leaders to ‘get on with it’ at COP26.                                      Credit: Twitter/Irvine Welsh

@rowhoop said: “Chapter 26: Kicking (the junk of fossil fuel).”

@s1cox joked: “I am afraid we are going to choose a f***ing big television instead.”

Welsh also hit out at Boris Johnson this morning after the Prime Minister was pictured appearing to be asleep during COP26 yesterday.

Sharing an image of Johnson, who was not wearing a mask and slumped in a chair at the event, Welsh tweeted: “F****g useless to everyone except his paymasters.” 

Irvine Welsh rose to international acclaim following the publication of his novel, Trainspotting, in 1993.

It focused on the lives of Begbie, Renton, Spud and Sick Boy living in Leith, Edinburgh during their experiences with drugs.

The author is also a passionate DJ and is due to play a set at The Biscuit Factory, Leith on Saturday 27 November.

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