Death and taxes gentleman. Neither are particulary pleasant and neither easy to avoid. The major item that seems to be missing from this ‘professional campaign’ is detail of quite what the travel industry thinks should replace the current system and more importantly to George and the Treasury how they could replace the potential immediate loss of revenue.
I also hear this morning that the EU would oppose the per plane tax idea too, no doubt for some obtuse reason.
But the fact remains the government desperately needs the revenue and unless people can add constructive suggestions as to how the government replaces this system without losing the money it generates then what incentive is there for them to change it. Purely moaning that taxes are too high does not seem them lowered.