Burger wars! UK Cabinet split over carbon tax on imported meat

Posted: June 2, 2021 by oldbrew in Agriculture, climate, government, Idiots
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Aussie-BurgerPoliticians must be so brainwashed and confused about climate science if they really think carbon dioxide, which is essential to plants and vegetation, is polluting something or other. Result: they talk nonsense in public all the time about ‘carbon’.
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GEORGE Eustice sparked a Cabinet war today by threatening to slap a carbon tax on foreign meat, says The Sun / GWPF.

The Environment Secretary’s move could mean a levy being put on burgers from polluting (sic) mega-farms in Australia.

Mr Eustice has been locked in a bitter battle with International Trade Secretary Liz Truss over the phasing out of meat tariffs on imports from Oz in the looming major trade deal.

But he said the meat tax could help protect British farmers from cheap imports. [Talkshop comment: nothing to do with his phony pollution claims then.]

His comments sparked fears he is plotting to sneak tariffs in by the back door and caused a backlash from some of his colleagues.

One government source warned it will hit consumers while doing absolutely nothing to protect the planet.

Mr Eustice told the BBCRadio 4 Today Programme that Britain is among “a lot of” countries looking at measuring the “consumption” of carbon emissions rather than just how much a country produces.

He added: “So you measure the carbon of the food and other goods that you import — not just what your emissions are.

“Then, some kind of carbon border adjustment tax, to recognise those countries that are falling behind on environmental standards, is the sort of thing which becomes possible.”

Full article here.

Comments
  1. oldbrew says:

    Do proper labelling and let people decide what they want to buy – Aussie meat producer.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-57268681

  2. saighdear says:

    Lizzie’s got him well trussed here: Useless Geordie: issie wazzi oor farmeen ministre nah! waazzi, issi oor Eco ministre ? Lizzie’s fair got im in a spin, ach the Sun’s gettin tae ma heid!
    Aye the carbon footprint: A’ thae beanz a soya eatin – fae a’ thae airts!
    When it was frozen NZ lamb, nobody objected, Cheap Anchor butter. and the the EEC had cheap Butter to clear … and so on
    Meanwhile the woke Eco-Subsidy farmers are whining. Fields of Solar make excellent shelter for the weeds and birdies. Houses getting built on green fields – and so on…. WAKE UP! -will soon be time to start work!

  3. JB says:

    Anything to pluck a copper for their profligate coffer.

  4. Graeme No.3 says:

    I thought “it will hit consumers while doing absolutely nothing to protect the planet” was current Government policy.

    And australian cows are boosting ’emissions storage’. The grass absorbs CO2 (even David Attenborough knows that) and the cows consume it, meaning more grass can grow. I look forward to the new BBC series (narrated by you know who) Watching Grass Grow saving the Planet.

  5. Phoenix44 says:

    Protect British consumers from cheaper goods. Seriously the entire and whole point of an economy is to make consumers better off. Stick to that and everything else takes care of itself.

  6. stpaulchuck says:

    “could help protect British farmers from cheap imports” and there ya have it! Inefficient British farmers with hellish taxes and fees cost more per pound than shipping meat thousands of miles from OZ. So the answer: penalize the Aussies of course.

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