The third piece in a mini-series on climate change, COP26 and the environment on ConservativeHome this week.
Posts Tagged: Green Taxes
Clive Moffatt: Going green with the lights off. We need a more realistic approach to climate change.
The second piece in a mini-series on climate change, COP26 and the environment on ConservativeHome this week.
The cynical politics of emissions targets and COP26. How government is poised to declare success while delivering failure.
Our five year electoral cycle is driving MPs to compete for short-term green subsidies without questioning the medium-term consequences.
There is no reason a green agenda can’t be a winner in the Red Wall, but not if it’s just the usual bundle of middle-class concerns.
Wind and nuclear power both produce electricity. But if someone said we needed a tax on wind power to subsidise nuclear, you’d think they were mad.
Sam Robinson: How can the UK pay off its Coronavirus bill? A carbon tax and reformed wealth taxes would help.
The Government has to generate revenue quickly, but austerity and spending cuts are not viable options.
Also: Backlash grows against SNP’s new tax; Labour AM apologises for antisemitic comment; and Scottish Tories say they’ve stopped Johnson.
Cornwall has a strong track record on this important environmental issue, and I’m proud to be bringing that spirit to Parliament with my APPG.
Those making the economic case already faced an uphill struggle – now their argument is “contaminated by association”.
Trump’s opposition to the climate change consensus will aid her aim of helping households which are struggling to pay their energy bills.
She shares Thatcher’s interest in “ordinary working people” – but without the overarching aim of shrinking the role of the state.
Bright Blue’s new project aims to push policies which will ensure this really is “the greenest government ever”.
Nick Timothy: Port Talbot, globalisation – and the governing class that gains from mass immigration while poorer people lose out
We can encourage greater international trade and investment without writing off Britain’s working classes.
Introduce tariffs? Nationalise Tata Steel? Cut green taxes?
Would any politician dare to arrive at a summit and say “Actually, I’m here with the interests of my electorate in mind?”