Thursday, March 01, 2007

Tax - the new panacea.

The rain has, if anything, intensified. So still no chance at photos. The frustration is unbearable.

So I'm doing a lot of thinking, and the environment has been part of that - all this global warming and CO2 emission stuff. The sort of thing Victor Allen Winters discusses a lot.

The UK government has found a way to tackle global warming. It's the same way they tackle everything else, from traffic through smoking to alcohol.

They're taxing it.

The price of airline tickets has been increased because of a new tax which will help the environment. Quite how the environment benefits from us poor plebs giving more money to the government, I don't know, but they assure us it will. Maybe they distribute it as grants to badgers, foxes and hedgehogs. I had a rant in mind about this but the head of Ryanair, an Irish budget airline, has put it so well I thought I'd just link to that instead.

Here's the article.

Read it quick, before the government decide to tax your eyes.


tom sheepandgoats said...

"should five percent appear too small,
be thankful I don't take it all..."

"your own" Beatles

Romulus Crowe said...

'and my advice to those who die,
beware the pennies on your eyes'.

Same song, which could have been written with our current Chancellor in mind!

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