Boris is courting political disaster by trying to guilt us into going green - by Philip Johnston

Writing in the Telegraph Philip Johnston sums up the political and economic cost of Boris Johnson's ill-thought out Green Agenda:


"If ever there was a slow motion political car crash unfolding before our very eyes, it is Boris Johnson’s drive towards a zero-carbon future. Over the past 30 years or so, it has become customary to liken any similarly looming fiasco to the Poll Tax, but this will make the public backlash to the rates replacement pale into insignificance.


It, too, involves saddling millions of households with additional expenditure for unknowable benefits in an unfair way. Proponents may argue that this is justified to save the planet; but if the world’s worst polluters are just carrying on regardless then our sacrifice is pointless. Moreover, if we are merely outsourcing our own CO2 emissions to other countries – such as China and India – through imports it is also hypocritical."


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