By Paul Homewood
Labour’s plans to increase green taxes on air flights will doubtlessly go down well with Caroline Lucas, our only Green MP.
It was Lucas who a few years ago notoriously called air travel “as bad as knifing a person in the street”, as the Mail reported:
A leading politician has sparked outrage by comparing people who fly to Spain on holiday with knife-wielding criminals.
Caroline Lucas has been a fierce opponent of the proposed third runway at Heathrow.
Caroline Lucas, the leader of the Green Party, suggested that travellers who regularly jet off to the Costas are threatening the lives of others – and do as much damage as thugs who stab people in the street.
Ms Lucas, who is also a Member of the European Parliament, made the controversial comment during a televised ITV debate about plans for a proposed third runway at Heathrow. She also hit out ‘binge flying’ and people who have second homes abroad.
That was in 2009. Two years ago, Guido discovered that the hard left Caroline evidently thought the rules did not apply to her:
Green Party leader Caroline Lucas flew in business class to Washington yesterday on a gasoline guzzling, CO2 spurting aeroplane which dumped almost a tonne of carbon into the atmosphere. A spokesman for Lucas confirmed to Guido that she flew on British Airways and said:
“Caroline is in Washington DC on a work visit with the Environmental Audit Committee. Travel was arranged by the [Environmental Audit] Committee.”
A popular carbon footprint calculator states an average flight from London to Washington pumps out 0.92 tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent – equivalent to 4 months average C02 emissions by a household. In 2009 Lucas compared holidaymakers flying to Spain to thugs stabbing people in the street:
“When asked if flying to Spain was as bad as knifing a person in the street, Ms Lucas said: ‘Yes – because they are dying from climate change.’”
Not only did she fly to Washington, she even had the nerve to go business class.
And that was not her only trip to the US that year. According to the Register of Interests, in June she attended a tin pot nuclear disarmament conference in New York, with her travel paid for by CND:
I assume she did not swim there!
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January 9, 2019 at 09:00AM