Sure enough, a meat tax has been mooted. But the big problem with green taxes is that they hit the least affluent hardest. It’s people on low incomes who are most sensitive to marginal increases in the cost of their food and flights and who might decide they can’t afford their one holiday a year as a result.
I know people who’ve never been on holiday, you bourgeoisie whore.
Could you go on holiday home and never come back?
But it’s the very well-off who can much more easily absorb the cost of green taxes who do the bulk of the polluting: the richest 10% of households in the UK produce four times as many emissions as those in the bottom 50. That’s one reason why a jury set up by the Food Ethics Council rejected the idea of a meat tax last week.
Archive, archive, archive.
They’re so classist they can’t even say rich and poor now, it’s too triggering.
They might have a peep show moment and realize calling for further starvation of people already going to food banks, paid below inflation as prices rise and skipping meals so the kids can eat (tag food security) makes them the bad guys.
So what they’re actually swinging at is a wealth tax on luxury food – that doesn’t affect them, people who purchase luxury food. I’m so glad champagne yields are fucked by global cooling. Foodies should just move abroad if they hate ‘British’ food so much.
How about rationing JUST flights? That’d work!
Way to make a middle-class cunt expose themselves – “but what if I deserve four holidays and three breaks a yar?”
We all need to eat, we don’t all need to go to the Maldives.
Ration flyer miles. Poor people can sell theirs, it works!
I want to do more, but I know I need someone to force me to take my carbon footprint more seriously.
r-type inner monologue: I’m weak so I’m gonna use that as an excuse to curtail your right to live.
[Food: You know the rich would buy their way out of it.]
Best way to ‘reduce your footprint’ is ban imports of fruit, actually. Your breakfast shouldn’t travel more than the chav down the road in a decade.
This is what happens when you let the out-group invade your media.
I hear this stuff before all of you.
The fact that would boost Podesta’s investment in Frankenmeat is a complete coincidence….
Eat your peanut protein pesticide burger, serf!
Harvard purchased land for its water supply.
Let me guess – the ethnic restaurants are exempt?
Londoners are exempt?
Will KFC and all rip-offs be forcibly shut down?
I guess at least rape gangs couldn’t run kebab shops to get rid of the bodies.
Lefties are exempt?
White people only?
We could cut off foreign aid, they use it to buy meat!
And do the suppliers stop supplying in this country? No.
They get to sell it to China and we can’t complain, because that’s what the Government wanted.
I warned ya. If you’re not fucking furious yet, you don’t understand what they’re doing.
Chromosomes make the culture and third worlders bring oppression with them.
Prior to famine, if you reduce the quality of the food, an uprising is far less likely because the populace would lack the brainpower (vegan brain fog) and energy. Ideally you’d do this over decades so generations of young no longer remember drive (further reduced with pot smoking) and clarity (here, take this pill!). To increase food palatability, spice everything in sight so you can’t taste the vegetarian shit. Because that’s 99% of cooking if you’re Asian and thick.
When are we taxing spices, eh?
SSRIs are like Gen Y magic beans. Hope you didn’t plan on a burger with your chemical lobotomy, that’d be immoral!
Don’t look at food production data! Don’t compare with immigration data!
It’s totes S U S T A I N A B L E
Your logic here is that as you are unable to control your personal impulses you want to inflict your world view on everybody else by coercion.
Hitler wanted rations at the camps…..
It’s literal death camp ration logic.
The biggest meat consumers in this country also fly the most to visit family and export child rape victims as ‘brides’ so…. this could be funny.
Sorry you are an adult and need to take responsibility for your own actions/inactions and its really not down to me to make you a better person by forcing you to do the things you know you really should do
You’re trying to reason with the brown.
Because that’s worked so well since we colonized Africa.
Maybe we should get Peterson on to tell her to clean her room.
This is very much, a middle class problem. There are large numbers of poor working people in this country who can’t afford to drive, take foreign holidays or eat much meat. They are already on rations. How about giving them a mention.
Because she’s a classist whore, obviously. She cares about the ‘planet’, at the expense of the people.
But the planet will be fine, this is an ecosystem question.
What’s the blitheringly obvious risk?
All this discussion of ‘sin tax’ and in the age of antibiotic resistance, not making the repeat STD offenders pay for their own? If an adult can buy their own Pill or condoms, and consensually not use the latter, why not clean their own urethra they’re frequently, deliberately polluting? And making everyone else likelier to die in hospital each time, there’s your ‘tragedy of the commons’.
Some people in London are literally human biohazards. It isn’t the cows.
I propose a thot and manwhore tax on their STD treatments.