Any Tory party member, when the party is in a tenth year of opposition, proposing a new tax deserves a sound kicking, but that is an aside. What I find staggering is the logic behind it all.
"The report calls for VAT to be introduced on domestic flights to end the "unfair and illogical bias that taxes cars and trains more than flights"."Yeah, um, whatever happened to thinking that tax itself is "unfair and illogical" and therefore taxes should be minimised. It is the logic of a fuckwit to argue that because tax is unfair, we should tax every aspect of life equally. I mean, would you get a doctor looking at a cancer of the lung, shaking his head, and then saying "it is only fair if we let the cancer spread to those other organs who so far have not had cancer"?
But, of course, this isn’t about tax. It is about Labour and the Tories trying to outdo each other over environmental nonsense. The BBC states that:
"BBC political editor Nick Robinson said it would be up to party leader David Cameron to prove that asking people to pay more to fly or buy a new car could be sold to the electorate."Yep, too true. And I hope that if Cameron is fucking stupid enough to try to sell this environmental bollocks to the electorate that the electorate turns round to him and tells him, in no uncertain terms, to go and fuck himself.