This comes as a real surprise to us all, right?
End sale of petrol, diesel and hybrid vehicles by 2030, Labour urges government
Well, we can all have our views on that of course and I’m agin’ it. But then so what? I think the addition of hybrids is particularly silly too as over the likely travel lifetime of a car they might well be less emittive. Don’t forget that VW says their electric Polo only has lover lifetime emissions than the diesel when it does more than 120,000 km. I have no idea at all of the corret answer here but it wouldn’t surprise to find that hybrids have lower than either emissions over real life usage.
But that’s a difference of opinion, not a proof that Labour is being stupid. This is that proof:
Ahead of a final decision, Labour has called for the Government to be “ambitious” by ending the sale of new petrol, diesel, and hybrid cars and vans by 2030, to create jobs, cut carbon emissions and reduce air pollution.
Jobs are a cost of doing something, not a benefit. We’ve got to drag human labour away from something else – tattooing nipples or whatever it is the cool kids do these days – in order to employ it making these electric cars. We are made poorer by the absence of coloured nipples – a poverty surely intense and dark.
Thus Labour is announcing that their plan is really nice and expensive because look at all the jobs it will create so we must do it. Which is, when you think about it, being a damned idiot, isn’t it?