Just when you thought that Labour could not get any more unpopular, up pops the idea of introducing Personal Carbon Credits. I hate this idea on so many levels it's hard to know where to begin. For a start it winds me up when MPs talk about rationing our carbon. Who the hell do they think they are telling us how much fuel we can use? I could understand it if there was a war on and we had a shortage, but this is ridiculous.
MPs involved in recommending this madness say it will help fight climate change. I would like to point out that the temperature has actually dropped over the last decade and scientists are now saying it will drop again over the next decade. So do the MPs think that Carbon Rationing will warm the planet up? I'm confused.
Then of course there's the cost. Estimated at £2bn to set up (that will be at least £6bn then) and a further £2bn to run each year (again let's call that £6bn). Where is this money going to come from? You guessed it - out of our pockets as bloody usual. What planet are these MPs living on?
What you have to laugh about in this report (or else you may go nuts) is the fact that they point out that "The public were likely to be opposed to the proposal." And that there are "practical drawbacks to the scheme". If it is unpopular and impractical, why are they even considering throwing billions of pounds of our money at it?
How the hell is it going to be regulated? We change energy suppliers at the drop of a hat, our direct debits never correspond to the actual amount of energy we use. What about petrol and diesel? Will we have to declare all the fuel we use, and how will they know we are not using more? This report is total pie in the sky and if this kind of committee is what my tax money is spent on, then I want a damn refund.
Isn't our spending black hole big enough?
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