Sunday 18 March 2007

Green Taleban alert

I see that Scotland on Sunday is making the same point that I did last week:
Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce last week attacked Conservative party leader David Cameron's proposals for environmental taxes on flying. Graham Birse, the chamber's deputy chief executive, said: "We are very concerned about isolation of the Scottish economy in terms of what the Tories are proposing. Namely, if this idea progressed to legislation there would be a financial disincentive to travel by air to Scotland, leaving industries like financial services vulnerable to relocation. This would impact adversely upon inward investment."
Is it any wonder that the Scottish Tories aren't attracting much in the way of business support?

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