Thursday, September 13, 2007

Tory blogger joins Tory politicians to trash Tory 'blueprint for environment'...

The Tories so-called Quality of Life Commission is going down like a lead balloon...amongst Tories. It's even provoked leading Tory blogger Iain Dale to write from his holiday in Italy to join the Tory politicians trashing the Report.

Iain says:
the best thing to do with it would be to immediately recycle it. And that's all I'm saying...
So as well as business up in arms with the plan, we now have:

A Tory MP who says its 'bonkers',

A Tory MEP who says it's a full frontal assault on Tory values,

A Tory newspaper - the Daily Mail - who says it's 'dumb politics'

And now a leading Tory blogger who says it should be 'recycled'.

Oh yes, and a Tory leader trying to extracate himself from a backlash from his own party.

All this, and David Cameron thought he's 'distanced' himself from the most radical idea it contained - taxing shoppers who park at out-of-town supermarkets.

I can only imagine what our own Tory MP John Hayes thinks...

UPDATE: Easyjet was hardly likely to welcome Tory plans for extra taxes on flights, but for the record, here's their comments as reported on Conservative Home. Briefly, they say:
The Quality of Life Report is factually wrong, arrogantly London-centric and would tax the holidays of hard-working families.

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