Frequent flyer levy

I have always been clear about both the threat of the climate emergency and the radical action required to tackle it.

We must work toward an economic model that prioritises green jobs and poverty elimination over the consumption of the super-rich and the profits of shareholders.

I think a levy on frequent flying is an excellent idea and would encourage people to think twice about flying and to avoid travelling by air where there is an alternative, or if the journey is not important.  I can see that it would help to keep emissions down whilst we move to green sources of energy.

I have signed the open letter calling on the Government to impose a levy.

I will also continue to advocate that the investments required should come from taxing wealth, so that those who are disproportionately responsible for causing the climate emergency, pay the greatest share to repair the damage.