Political

Big public support for taxing 4x4s

Liberal Democrat run Richmond Council generated quite a lot of media coverage recently for its plans to vary the costs of residents’ parking permits based on how polluting their vehicles are.

Interesting then to see the latest poll finding from YouGov in The Telegraph:

72% said they would support “increasing the tax on large executive-style, estate and 4×4 vehicles” with 21% opposing.

I wonder if The Telegraph will mention their own poll next time they talk about Lib Dem councils, green taxes and 4x4s…

And this sort of level of public support for such policies might encourage other councils to follow in Richmond’s steps and get on with tackling pollution locally, just as in the US various state administrations have got so fed up with the lack of action from the federal government on climate chaos that they’ve started setting their own targets and taking their own action.

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