Article about Let them eat carbon in the Daily Express

August 24, 2011 12:21 PM

This morning the Daily Express has printed a comment article I've written based on the book.  It looks at how green taxes ranging from Fuel Duty to the regulations driving up electricity bills are a burden families just can't afford with so many other pressures on their finances right now.

Here is the introduction:

ALWAYS beware politicians who hit upon a cover story for higher taxes. They’ll seize it with gusto.


In 1993 the then chancellor Ken Clarke was the first to use climate change as an excuse to take your money – he invented something called the fuel duty escalator.


Since then we have had three more chancellors but no change in the final result. Families are still getting hit with ever-higher taxes on everything from driving to work to lighting and heating their homes and even taking hard-earned holidays.


Read the rest of the article here.This morning the Daily Express has printed a comment article I've written based on the book.  It looks at how green taxes ranging from Fuel Duty to the regulations driving up electricity bills are a burden families just can't afford with so many other pressures on their finances right now.

Here is the introduction:

ALWAYS beware politicians who hit upon a cover story for higher taxes. They’ll seize it with gusto.


In 1993 the then chancellor Ken Clarke was the first to use climate change as an excuse to take your money – he invented something called the fuel duty escalator.


Since then we have had three more chancellors but no change in the final result. Families are still getting hit with ever-higher taxes on everything from driving to work to lighting and heating their homes and even taking hard-earned holidays.


Read the rest of the article here.

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