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Ma cosa si fumano al Labour Party?

UK Labour Party considering banning private jet flights by 2025

The UK Labour Party has said that it will consider banning non-electric private jet flights from 2025. The party is hoping to be in government after the general election on December 12.

Andy McDonald, the shadow transport secretary tweeted: “The multi-millionaires & billionaires who travel by private jet are doing profound damage to the climate, and it’s the rest of us who’ll suffer the consequences. A phase-out date for the use of fossil fuel private jets is a sensible proposal.”

He was responding to a white paper by Common Wealth, a Left wing thinktank, and A Free Ride, a campaign group that argues for a tax on frequent flyers.

The report says that: “Because the user base for private jets has access to vast reserves of private capital, we suggest that a near term deadline for prohibiting fossil powered private jets from using UK airports could serve to accelerate R&D time-to-market horizons in the electric aerospace sector.”

“We contend that fossil fuelled private jets represent the nadir of carbon inequality and their persistent use in the context of the escalating climate crisis can no longer be justified, particularly in light of the social effects of these flights,” says the report. “Therefore we propose a near-total ban on fossil fuel powered private aircraft using UK airports from 2025 onwards.”

The report says that medical flights would still be allowed.

The European Business Aviation Association issued a statement saying: “Business aviation serves a legitimate, and important, societal purpose: we connect communities, enable secure travel, improve business productivity and opportunities, and link markets in an increasingly globalised world when time matters most and no alternative is available. In short, we fly where others don’t, or cannot, and this drives the demand for our service. Nonetheless these benefits come with an environmental cost, and business aviation must balance them with a responsibility to mitigate climate change.”

In a longer statement, McDonald said: “This report makes a very convincing argument. Why is the government enabling billionaires to trash the climate when it’s the rest of us who will suffer the consequences?”

“Climate targets cannot be met without curbing pollution from air travel, and a passenger on a private jet produces ten times the emissions of someone on a regular flight. This simply cannot be ignored,” said McDonald. “In just a few years’ time it will be possible for these journeys to be made by electric aircraft – so long as government puts in place the right incentives. Labour will examine these proposals closely and consult with industry on the introduction of a phase out date for the use of fossil fuel private jets.”
 

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Signori siamo in campagna elettorale, qui stanno volando le peggio promesse. Giusto oggi, 100 miliardi promessi da Labour alla lotta al cambiamento climatico; fine di “Universal credit” (un sistema dickensiano di benefici) promesso dai Tories; più sbirri, infermiere, scuole, treni da entrambi i partiti. In più Nigel Farage s’è dato al pugilato.
Tutto il mondo è paese.
 

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Oh si. Labour ha promesso +1000 scuole per l’infanzia, Tories rilancia con +500 medici della mutua all’anno, Labour butta la carta “nazionalizziamo treni e poste”, più blocco a LHR.
 

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Oh si. Labour ha promesso +1000 scuole per l’infanzia, Tories rilancia con +500 medici della mutua all’anno, Labour butta la carta “nazionalizziamo treni e poste”, più blocco a LHR.
Manca solo “un milione di posti di lavoro” e poi siamo ai livelli del contratto del primissimo Berlusca...
 

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Oh si. Labour ha promesso +1000 scuole per l’infanzia, Tories rilancia con +500 medici della mutua all’anno, Labour butta la carta “nazionalizziamo treni e poste”, più blocco a LHR.
Ma la Royal Mail non è già pubblica?
 

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ieri sera sono atterrato a LTN alle 23, non ho mai fatto cosi tanta fila a quell'ora. In realta' la gestione e' sbagliata perche' hanno instradato tutti verso gli e-gates quando avremmo fatto tutti meno fila se avessero smistato gente verso i controlli tradizionali. Ho anche notato che hanno cambiato i cartelli, prima era UK/EU e all other passports, adesso e' UK/All other passports e e-gates per chi ne ha la possiblita' (non solo EU ma anche Usa, South Korea, Giappone etc. se hai gia' fatto immigration altrove).
 

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NBAA denounces proposed UK business jet ban
NBAA denounces proposed UK business jet ban
The National Business Aviation Administration (NBAA) and the International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) have denounced calls from a UK Labour politician to ban business jets from using UK airports from 2025.

Andy McDonald, the Labour Shadow Transport Secretary (the official opposition to the actual Transport Minister), was responding to a report published by Common Wealth, a left-wing think tank with a strong relationship with Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, and A Free Ride, a campaign group that argues for a tax on frequent flyers.

According to the report, aircraft flights account for 2% of carbon emissions. Of that 2%, only 2% of emissions are from private jets.

McDonald posted on Twitter, saying that electric business jets will be in use by 2025, so fossil fuel aircraft should be banned from using UK airports. “The multi-millionaires & billionaires who travel by private jet are doing profound damage to the climate, and it’s the rest of us who’ll suffer the consequences. A phase-out date for the use of fossil fuel private jets is a sensible proposal,” McDonald said in a Tweet.

We replied to McDonald’s Tweet asking to talk further, but we have yet to receive a response.

The IBAC & NBAA reiterated that the business-jet industry is committed to reducing carbon emissions by 50% by 2050, noting emissions have already fallen by 40% over the course of the past 40 years.

“Business aviation has continually led the way in promoting products, procedures and policies to reduce aircraft emissions, with proven results,” said Ed Bolen, president and CEO, NBAA. “We urge leaders in the UK and elsewhere to set aside punitive proposals like this one, and work with us to build upon the significant progress made to date.”

In recent years there has been a push towards using sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), which can cut emissions by up to 80%.

Although the fuel is not yet widely available, business-aircraft manufacturers recently showed their aircrafts’ ability to use the fuel, by flying from their demonstration fleets of aircraft to Las Vegas, where the aircraft appeared in the NBAA’s static display. Earlier in the year several manufacturers flew their aircraft from Farnborough in the UK to Geneva using SAF.

Even though business aviation accounts for only a minuscule portion of transportation emissions, the industry is pressing ahead on SAF,” said Kurt Edwards, director-general, IBAC. “Instead of singling out business aviation for prohibitive restrictions on airport access, UK leaders should focus on efforts to make SAF more widely available in the UK through positive incentive policies to encourage production and use of SAF in greater quantities.”

During the UK election campaign, current Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been chartering a turboprop to visit as many parts of the country as possible.

The Labour Party has been using a bus.

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