And the global warming beat goes on.... From the Scotsman:
A RAFT of new green taxes on flights, cars and wasteful household appliances is being considered by ministers.
In a leaked letter to the Chancellor, David Miliband, the Environment Secretary, has proposed a package of environmental taxes meant to encourage people to use public transport, buy smaller cars and fly less. These include charges on petrol—guzzling cars, road pricing, a �5 levy on airline travel in Europe and �10 for longer—haul flights, and higher charges for dumping waste in landfills.
What a wonderful way to control and tax everything! All while convincing the populace it's for their own good and that of the planet. The ultimate control freak fantasy. What genius! The Chinese must love this. Should leave more oil for them.
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