Green taxes mean ‘heat or eat’ for many

Heat or eat. Photo: Rui Vieira/PA Wire
Heat or eat. Photo: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

Vince Cable has described proposals to axe green taxes as “short-sighted and foolish”. Er, I think that is a tag better suited to himself.

I fail to see how he can possibly seek to justify green taxes, currently accounting for 17% of the average household electricity bill and expected to rise to 33% or, to put it another way, from about £138 to £286.

There are a lot of families already fearing the winter and facing the choice of “heat or eat”. It is madness to pursue this EU-driven green policy which is harming not helping the people in this country - except those wealthy landowners receiving obscene subsidies for having wind farms on their land.

Paul Nuttall

UKIP North West MEP