A number of MEPs from a variety of parties have derided and mocked EU carbon tax plans as the next stage of its green agenda passes the bloc’s parliament.
Key measures of the European Union’s green agenda have now passed the bloc’s parliament, with the implementation of new carbon tax measures in particular drawing ridicule from across the populist right in Europe.
The new tax regime is part of the EU’s “Fit for 55” regime aimed at cutting the union’s emissions by 55 per cent by 2030, with the plan being previously described as wanting to condemn the public to “poverty for generations”.
According to a report by POLITICO, core pillars of the plan — including a new system of carbon taxes on businesses — have now been agreed upon by the European Parliament, despite fears that such a system will cause the poorest in the union to suffer.
“Fuel will become more expensive because of this climate tax,” explained Vlaams Belang representative Gerolf Annemans in a press release given to Breitbart Europe. “This will not only have an effect on transport or heating, but also, for example, goods that require transport will rise in price.”
Seemingly aware of this fact however, the parliament also passed a Social Climate Fund in order to compensate some of the more vulnerable members of the general public who will be harmed by the measure, the existence of which has been roundly ridiculed by opponents.