Every person in Britain would be given a "carbon limit" under radical government plans to limit emissions, it was announced today.
Everybody could be issued with a "carbon credit card" which they would swipe when buying petrol, paying their utility bills, purchasing food, or travelling.
People with lifestyles that are damaging to the environment—such as frequent fliers [sic], motorists who drive gas-guzzling vehicles or people who live in large homes with poor insulation—would have to buy more carbon credits from greener individuals.
I would like to point out, as someone who does not fly or drive very often, that I would probably benefit financially from this scheme. And I still think that it is a fucking stupid idea. It would still be a fucking stupid idea were climate change even happening but, as has been pointed out, it has everything to do with control and nothing to do with the environment.
Foreign Secretary David Miliband floated the idea when he was Environment Secretary and the Government has launched a study into the practicalities of personalised carbon quotas.
Miliband did, indeed, propose this and I commented at the time.
I think that someone should tell Tony...
... that David Milliband has lost his fucking mind. I mean, what is this guy on? Personal carbon points?
So hurt was wee Batshit that he even quoted that post when presenting the New Statesman New Media Awards, a special moment in my life that was captured by Guido.
Poor Davey; such a persecuted and misunderstood chap. Actually, he's not misunderstood at all: I, for one, understand precisely what a cunt he is.
What if the entire country's carbon quota is used up? Will all travel and economic activity cease? What if they set the level wrong and people cannot "afford" the carbon points to get to work? What is the whole thing is expensive, pointless and illiberal because the whole climate change myth is... well... a fucking myth?
And does anyone want to bet that this idea won't be used as yet another excuse to foist ID Cards on us?