Thursday, 24 April 2008

Green tax is more tax than green

From The Telegraph:

"The "green levy" on motorists announced in Alistair Darling's first Budget will double car tax revenue to £4 billion but reduce vehicle emissions by less than one per cent, Treasury figures have showed."

You mean it was just a way of raising taxes, who would have thought that?

"Justine Greening, a shadow Treasury minister who obtained the figures, said last night: "This is a massive tax hike which will have virtually no impact on the environment.

"Despite their claims, the Government don't expect this move to change behaviour at all - it is just another eco-stealth tax of the worst kind.""

Well done Ms Greening, now will the Conservatives commit to repeal this tax?

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