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Permits to Travel under the eye of Big Carbon Brother

Pajamas Media: Will Big Brother Restrict Travel To "Save the Planet?"
By David Vance

Global warming provides a perfect alibi for those who seek to curtail our essential liberties.

Restricting the ability of citizens to travel is clearly an unpopular strategy for any politician to advance but if if comes from the left and done in the name of “Saving the Planet” then it is likely to win sympathetic media treatment and so become a real political possibility.The UK Government is not just interested in using global warming to raise new green taxes and to further hike fuel costs, but it is also contemplating allocating “personal carbon allowances.” The way these work is that you will be granted a fixed amount of carbon to use each year. Each time you travel in a plane, buy petrol, go shopping or eat out would be recorded on a plastic card. The more frugal could sell spare carbon allowances to those who want to “indulge” themselves. But if you were to run out of your carbon allowance, you could be barred from flying or driving.

The government will thus be able to prevent its citizens from traveling both inside and outside the United Kingdom under the guise of managing carbon allowances.

In this way the pursuance of the global warming agenda by scheming politicians can actually represent the greatest imaginable threat to the liberty of the people of the United Kingdom.

via Classical Values and Irons in the Fire

Comments

The rather obvious question is: what will happen if you use up your allowance halfway through the year and can't get to work?

It will create great openings for organised crime.

And after years of being denied liberty, what will be the reaction of the people when it is finally impossible to pretend anymore that human influenced climate change is anything more than a complete and utter load of bollocks? There might be a few politicians and greenies who will be nervous about walking down the street.

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