Government is quietly reducing green grants and subsidies
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