I'm off on holiday again in September and I've just got the invoice through for the trip.
On it, there is an optional "Carbon Offset Charge" of £2.83 per person. So let me see if I understand this - if I pay £2.83 then the plane engines will suddenly become more efficient and will belch less environmentally damaging crap into the atmosphere?
I don't get it. Surely the engines will belch the crap out regardless, and I don't get how paying yet another tax will help.
Well, it seems I am missing the point.
Apparently, by paying this money I will be helping to fund an environmentally friendly project such as planting a tree, building a wind farm, sticking a cork up a cows arse, or the like.
Or, to put it another way, the government will take my money and piss it up the wall just like they always do. It's just yet another left over old LieBour stealth tax...
... and I ain't paying it.