Monday, March 12, 2007

Greener Skies ?

In the United Kingdom, the Conservative Party has published Greener Skies. It is a consultation document

In essence, it suggests that we in the UK will all be allowed one short-haul return flight a year at the standard rate of tax (thus, according to the authors, not penalising “ordinary families” enjoying their annual holidays) but after that VAT or another levy would be imposed. Everyone would have a “personal green miles allowance”.

The Conservative Party is presently about 11 percentage points ahead of the Labour Party in the opinion polls.

In The Times, Tim Hames describes the policy thus:

"Rarely can there have been a policy so patronising, ignorant and statist. "

For full story, see:

Perhaps they should have looked at The Hermeneutic of Continuity first.