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Failing to follow a healthy lifestyle could lead to free NHS treatment being denied under the Tory plans.
Patients would be handed "NHS Health Miles Cards" allowing them to earn reward points for losing weight, giving up smoking, receiving immunisations or attending regular health screenings.
Like a supermarket loyalty card, the points could be redeemed as discounts on gym membership and fresh fruit and vegetables, or even give priority for other public services - such as jumping the queue for council housing.
Tories unveil plans for energy regulations - Telegraph
The Conservatives will unveil tough regulations on televisions, fridges and other household appliances this week as part of a plan to make Britain a world leader in energy-efficiency, The Sunday Telegraph can reveal.
Under the proposals, caps would be set on how much energy all electrical appliances can use. Goods exceeding those limits would be banned from sale after a set date
The report says that while some progress has been made on making electronic goods more efficient, these gains have been largely undermined by the sharp increase in household goods in recent years.
It is said that if all of Britain's 25 million mobile phone chargers were left switched off, the unused energy could power 66,000 homes for a year.
The review is also expected to unveil a series of green taxes, such as VAT on domestic flights and a "per-flight tax" on airlines. The report will also call for a moratorium on airport expansion and incentives for domestic air passengers to switch to trains. Higher taxes on 4x4 vehicles are also expected to be discussed, along with proposals to make cycling more -attractive.
Road Cycling is dangerous
What the official statistics say:
"Per kilometre travelled, pedal cyclists are 14 times as likely to be killed or seriously injured (KSI) in a road accident than car drivers."
In the UK, one human life is usually valued at around 1 mln pounds - these are the money "worth" spending, in order to save one life. ..A person, who decides to move from bus commuting to road cycling increases the risk of death on the road by two orders of magnitude.
In case of bicycles, the cost of lost lives per kilometre is over 4 pence (cars: 0.3p).
This result is not surprising. Modern cars are much safer than ten, twenty years ago...Bicycles are primitive vehicles... which is probably why they appeal to the low wattage brains of the Toryban Green faction. So fall off your bike you will get helath club miles knocked off your card and be treated at the back of the queue, no? If a cyclist pay your own way in health costs by a road tax, no? Are we appealing to to logic or the vaguest of greeny ideas......