Motorists and air passengers face higher “green taxes” under Conservative plans to fund tax breaks for married couples
OK, so they\’ve at least got part of it right. That if you raise green taxes you should reduce other taxes elsewhere.
But the green taxes they\’re talking about, fuel duty and Air Passenger Duty, already more than cover the green costs of those activities. Thus those taxes should not be raised.
At least, not if you\’re going to call then green taxes they shouldn\’t. There\’s nothing to stop you saying we\’ll tax drivers more in order to pay for married couples: but hanging the tag \”green\” on it is simply obfuscation. Or in less polite terms, lying.