Alistair Darling admits that the government’s climate change policy is a sham

Alistair Darling rather let the cat out of the bag on the Today programme on BBC’s radio 4 on Wednesday, but no-one in the media seems to have noticed that the cat has escaped.

He was being cross examined about the measures he took to correct his government’s mistake in abolishing the 10p tax rate band. He was trying to explain the mistake in terms of “sorting this problem out” as though the problem just happened by itself and was not created by Mr Darling and his leader Mr Gordon Brown.

I don’t mind that too much; I am very glad that Messrs Brown & Darling have done something to reduce the tax impact that this Government imposed just two short months ago on the poorest people in the United Kingdom. Continue reading