Reply To: UK Campaign for a Fair Tax on Flying

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SURPRISE SURPRISE 2/3rds of those asked thought that taxes should be reduced!!!!!

You can get any answer you like if you pose the question correctly.

Why not ask if they would prefer to see a concerted and professional campaign being launched to highlight the iniquities of BA pricing ex the UK compared to anywhere in mainland Europe.

It is not taxes that are the problem, it is the airfare and when I can reduce the fare by 2/3rds simply by starting in AMS then there is a problem with pricing, not with taxation.

There is also a problem with fuel and other surcharges and whilst BA can charged 4 times as much in surcharges, on a club ticket than the tax, then I for one will not support a reduction in tax.

Deal with pricing and surcharging first, then we can look again at taxation.

Like most I would prefer taxes to fall but I rather like having schools, hospital, a fire and police srevice as well as libraries and an environment I can enjoy.

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