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Unholy Trinity Conspiring to Cripple the Island

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54 minutes ago, John Wright said:

They are income, so they are taxed, subject to personal allowances and 10% rate band.

Is it not also 20% if the threashold for higher rate is broken.

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Just now, Holte End said:

Is it not also 20% if the threashold for higher rate is broken.

Learn to read, understand what the commas mean.

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We shouldn't pander to these brainwashed "climate change" idiots. They're just socialists and communists hiding behind a new name. I'm all for environmental responsibility and reducing pollution, but I do not have time for these clowns who are using it as a political bandwagon to pursue a far left political agenda. More sensible heads are required in the formulation of law and policy.

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How then, are they going to reconcile building a deep water cruise terminal and actively encouraging some of the most polluting vessels on the planet, with emissions reductions?

How then, do they allow an annual invasion of 2 (and I concede 4) wheeled Motorsport run on fossil fuels,  and pontificate on climate change?

How is it that they continue to oversee the laying of poor roads, which contribute to emissions increases?

I am sure others could contribute to this list. Again, we see a set of policies that are actively in conflict with another. You simply cannot have it both ways. Or at least, you can’t and maintain any semblance of credibility. 

Many years ago, there was a fledgling project by some visionary to basically electrify every vehicle in Israel. It was an idea way before its time. The Island should consider something similar, but accept that anything done here is only ever likely to be a talking point or technology test bed. The contribution we actually make to emissions reductions, is below negligible, as pointed out above.

we have more pressing issues, but chasing the unrealistic or unattainable is much more attractive as they are never likely to be achieved in ones term of office, and take up so much valuable time, that there is in fact no time, to attend to the things that matter.

oh! For some men of force, and vision!

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Boot, Harmer and Allinson, hounded by Shimmins and Peake have all gone environment crazy.   The Climate Change Coalition (a totally separate group containing a majority of left wing nutters) have totally hiijacked the Government agenda.  Thomas is simply the mad professor fiddling everywhere and Cregeen is barking up the wrong tree with the Education Bill.  The summary COMIN position looks like this:

Boot — on rocky ground and under pressure from the environmentalists

Harmer - incompetent

Cregeen - rapidly running into a storm with his education Bill

Thomas - fiddling everywhere

Skelly - probably in he same boat as Harmer

Quayle - seems just to be sitting back having lost significant control of his Ministers.  So much for his two year BREXIT mission.

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I predict rises in road tax, a new tax on gas or oil heating  (got to force people to use more electric) all nicely presented as saving the polar bears!

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6 minutes ago, finlo said:

I predict rises in road tax, a new tax on gas or oil heating  (got to force people to use more electric) all nicely presented as saving the polar bears!

We're already ending up like 1984 and that includes people being forced into cities, with the countryside accessible only to the inner party / the rich.

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4 minutes ago, finlo said:

I predict rises in road tax, a new tax on gas or oil heating  (got to force people to use more electric) all nicely presented as saving the polar bears!

And probably encouraging the folk rich enough to buy an electric vehicle by more financial incentives and more free charging points .

How much of the electricity used on the island is produced from  'green' technology ?  

 

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11 minutes ago, paswt said:

And probably encouraging the folk rich enough to buy an electric vehicle by more financial incentives and more free charging points .

How much of the electricity used on the island is produced from  'green' technology ?  

 

About enough to power a hand full of houses down Sulby Glen!

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10 hours ago, the stinking enigma said:

Jethro boot didn't even believe in climate change about 6 weeks ago. Some turnaround.

Science isnt about beliefs stinky x

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14 hours ago, finlo said:

I predict rises in road tax, a new tax on gas or oil heating  (got to force people to use more electric) all nicely presented as saving the polar bears!

There can be little doubt that CoMin will leap at any given opportunity to squeeze more cash out of the much put upon taxpayer

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12 hours ago, paul's got wright said:

Science isnt about beliefs stinky x

It is about keeping your seat

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14 hours ago, paswt said:

And probably encouraging the folk rich enough to buy an electric vehicle by more financial incentives and more free charging points .

How much of the electricity used on the island is produced from  'green' technology ?  

 

This total green nonsense will have an effect on the TT, FOM, S100 and other motor sports being held. These can’t last forever with the advent of ‘Government wish lists and interference’, ‘green taxes’ and new rules encompassing health and safety will render the sport as uneconomically viable. I can’t see Quayle or Onchans finest trying to stop the lunatics taking over - they are keeping their heads down. 

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The island should not under any circumstances be rushing headlong into forcing its citizens to adopt expensive and unproven technology! Particularly in the face of the facts that we are not a huge contributor to world wide emissions. We should look to encourage proven technology as it becomes widely available. Perhaps we could be used as a place to test that technology and that could be our contribution?

As Rushen Spy has said above, some of these green advocates are zealots in the same way as Communists and Nazis. They drag young people along with them in their ignorance, turning them into little soldiers to their cause without ever stopping to consider the unintended effects of their actions. Our politicians meekly jump on the bandwagon, hoping to gain the votes of those 16 year olds in 2021!

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The future is - hopefully - for the young. Let them carry their agenda through. There's really little point in opposing it

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