Thursday, May 08, 2008

Will green taxes be the victim of Gordo's woes?

Everyone and their dog knows that Gordon Brown is in trouble. What bothers me is the informed speculation that the increased car tax for polluting vehicles and pilots into pay-as-you-throw are at serious risk as the brooding PM tries to claw back some lost ground. Green taxation has already dropped under the Labour Government.

I was giving a speech on climate change to over a hundred energetic older people at an University of the 3rd Age meeting yesterday, and plenty thought that the Government were using it as an excuse to raise taxes. It's like this barmy idea that speed cameras are an infringement of civil liberties.

Let's make it simple:

Don't speed => no speeding tickets

Don't pollute => no green taxes

How can it mean anything else?

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