Tim Yeo wants domestic flights to be taxed out of existence – Jan 2007
Amid growing clamour over the emissions caused by politicians’ long-haul holiday
flights, Mr Yeo said radical action was needed closer to home first. He said
he now always travelled to Scotland by train “as a matter of conscience” and insisted
there was “no reason at all why people should fly around the UK”. What we should
do is tax domestic flights so heavily and use the money to improve the railways
so that in five years’ time everyone is choosing to go by train within the UK.
See link to the story from the Independent below