The New Tory leader David Cameron has regularly displayed his Green credentials - if not historic conservative ones, as his record shows. In the UK it is Cameron above all the major party leaders who has sought to put environmental issues at the top of his agenda. This weekend we learned that he has recruited enviro-activist Al Gore to the British Conservative Party Green cause, so we can only expect yet more alarmism from the current CP leader. I think he may find this counter-productive in the UK, such is the nature of Gore's pompous rhetoric.
But Cameron may just have come unstuck on the issue of air taxes aimed at curbing air travel. (And, n0t to be left out in the
cold 'warm' , PM-elect Gordon Brown is set to make his own Green policy announcements this week, too.)
Unsurprisingly, the airlines have hit back over Camerons' policy and this article in yesterday's Sunday Telegraph points out that air taxes are neither likely to help the environment nor be a vote winner for Cameron's Tories. But they will, of course, make a bundle of (our) money for the government to spend.