April 21, 2024

‘This is not what politics is about’ | Jacob Rees-Mogg criticises green taxes and water rationing



Published May 9, 2023, 8:40 p.m. by Courtney


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jacob reesmogg criticises green taxes and water rationing

Jacob Rees-Mogg has criticised the government's plans to impose a water tax and green taxes, saying that politics is not about these things.

The Conservative MP for North East Somerset said that the focus of politics should be on creating jobs, reducing taxes, and ensuring that the country is run efficiently.

He said that the government's plans were "not about governing the country, but about imposing a new tax and green agenda on the British people".

Mr Rees-Mogg added that he was "alarmed" by the government's plans, and warned that they could damage the economy.

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the government seems to be wanting to


make people's life difficult whereas I


think we should be trying to make it


easy so we've had announcements today


that rationing water will be coming in


so that anyone who uses over 55 000


gallons will be charged at four pounds


for every 220 gallons above that a 166


percent increase but we know in this


country there is no shortage of water


there may be leaks there may be


incompetent water companies but we have


plenty of water but in the name of the


green economy consumers voters electors


must be punished because it doesn't fit


with what their masters want them to do


surely this is not what politics is


about we're seeing the same with cars


cars petrol cars in this country are


supposed to be phased out stop being


sold from 2030 but even the EU that


famous Bastion of freedom and


Independence and deregulation isn't


going to ban it until 2035 and then has


just announced that there will be a


scheme said if you have efficient fuel


you'll be able to carry on making and


selling petrol cars for once we should


be grateful to the interests of the


German car industry


but electric cars are still very


expensive and there's no evidence that


they will be cheap by 2030. so why are


politicians putting penalties on the


people that we expect to vote for them


why are we making people poorer and it's


not just water and cars we've also had


an announcement today that landlords


will be penalized if their houses don't


meet certain standards so instead of


tenants deciding whether they're going


to rent a place and taking into account


what standard is is at this will be set


by the government and government and


will find landlords heavily if they


don't meet certain standards whereas


actually if you're a tenant you may find


that you're happy to pay a lower rent


and have higher energy bills surely that


should be a choice that you make a


market Choice otherwise


landlords will leave the market putting


up the rate of rents for people who are


already squeezed because we're in the


middle of a cost of living crisis and


then the silliest idea of all is the


green border tax this will be a tax on


Imports making the goods that we buy


that aren't made in this country more


expensive again why are we doing this in


the midst of a cost of living crisis


high water prices higher car prices


higher rental prices and higher import


prices and we import so much of the


basics that we use that this will be a


fundamental problem


for all the voters all the electorate


all the British people who will find


that their standard of living is reduced


now the climate change committee is very


keen on this it has said that the heat


is on the government to show grit and


determination to address the negative


impacts that the climate change will


continue to have on our daily lives I


don't think that's right I think it's


for individuals to decide how to lead


their own lives and this comes to the


fundamental Point what is politics for


why do people go into politics well it


seems to me that the main reason for


being a politician is to take the


obstacles out of the way of people so


they can lead the lives they choose to


lead so to deal with the green issues we


need new technology and things that


bring down costs for people not penal


charges on water on Imports on cars on


renting we want to be taking the


obstacles out of people's way that is


the fundamental Challenge and currently


our scramble to Net Zero before the


technology is ready wishing the end but


before working out the means is simply


going to make people's lives more


difficult and that's not why I went into


politics it's not why I asked people to


vote for me I don't want my constituents


to be poorer and colder but of course I


want to know what you at home think


please get in touch as always email me


at mailmog GB news


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