Government is qui­etly re­duc­ing green grants and sub­si­dies

Hinckley Times - - LETTERS -

IN the Rt Hon Claire Perry MP we have a Min­is­ter of State for En­ergy and Clean Growth. De­spite the Government’s “green” pol­icy prom­ises, it has been qui­etly in the back­ground do­ing the op­po­site – re­duc­ing grants and sub­si­dies aimed at pro­mot­ing a cleaner en­vi­ron­ment for us all.

What I found quite alarm­ing in a re­cent TV in­ter­view was the fact that she at­trib­uted this back­track­ing on her worry as to who would pay for the changes needed with­out one soli­tary men­tion of the costs of do­ing noth­ing. This is one of the clear­est ex­am­ples I have ever seen of short-term po­lit­i­cal ex­pe­di­ency and self-in­ter­est be­ing placed ahead of the good of us all – she is ob­vi­ously not both­ered about any­thing ex­cept the next gen­eral election.

So is it re­ally worth both­er­ing to help peo­ple onto the hous­ing lad­der if in a few gen­er­a­tions it will all go up in a puff of smoke? Un­for­tu­nately by the time the politi­cians start do­ing any­thing sub­stan­tial about the prob­lem it will be too late, but no­body read­ing this will be around to see it. Tom Tucker

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