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Friday, March 23, 2007
A Message to Tim Yeo
It's only a matter of time before some idiot politician gets the idea of banning airlines from running airmiles rewards programmes, all in the interests of "saving the envirament" (sic). British Airways have an advert running at the moment which rewards anyone who takes two domestic flights in March with 5,000 extra airmiles. I think the message they are trying to give is "Up yours, Tim Yeo". Confused? See HERE.
Posted by Iain Dale at 1:28 pm
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"I think the message they are trying to give is "Up yours, Tim Yeo"
Sad that even Tories can't resist the temptation to boss us around.
Yeo doesn't care - he's probably flying BA (at someone else's expense) on a long haul golfing junket as we speak. Constituents in South Suffolk please note.
Does Yeo know anything about anything??? (apart from golfing trips paid by others)
Yes anonymous. Bonking out of wedlock for a start. conceited little twerp as well.
Since the retirement of Roy Hattersley I think Tim Yeo stands alone as the most disagreeable figure in British public life. What a tit.
Rush-is-right, I'd nominated Michael Meacher as the most disagreeable. But it is a close-run thing.
Aviation is actually the one CO2-producing business that should actually be encouraqged--if you believe man-made CO2 is responsibe for global warming.
In the three days following 9/11. when all civilian aviation was grounded in the United States, the temperature rose by 1ºC and then fell by the same amount as soon as things went back to normal.
The reason is contrails: these artifical clouds, consisting of condensed H2O by the way, keep the world that much cooler that it would be otherwise.
Since the entire temperature rise due to global warming in the 20th century was about 0.8ºC and world-wide aviation is only responsible for about 2% of man-made CO2 (equivalent to a temperature rise of 0.016ºC) it would seem we could solve the whole problem (if we humans are causing it in the first place, of course) by doubling aviation, not restricting it.
So instead of restricting flights and taxing air journeys and fuel, aviation should be encouraged and journeys and fuel should be subsidised... (g)
A better reason for disapproving of air miles is that they distort the market by providing rewards to the decision-maker (the employee, who typically has at least some influence over the choice of airline), but none to the actual customer, the employer. That and the fact that airlines continually downgrade their worth….
Anonymous, 2:03pm - you are being quite unfair to hard working Mr Yeo. In fact, he's in the UK. OK, he's playing golf 80 miles from his beloved constituents all weekend, but nobody's perfect.
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