I see in the Times today that our beloved Prime Minister has a cunning plan to fund a package of 'help' for 'poorer' families to cope with fuel, food,and housing costs. This 'Plan' is to auction off pollution permits.
This means that fuel companies will be able to buy permits to pollute our country.
Who will pay? Not the fuel companies. The real payers will be the likes of all of us, because the price of fuel /energy will rise as these companies protect their profits. Ironically, the poorer housholds will be the hardest hit as they use more of their disposable income to buy energy.
This seems to be a cynical, short term, way of making people think this government is helping the poor.