When Norman Baker delivered his recent statement on the sustainable local transport White Paper, I was surprised he said: “our transport decarbonisation strategy centres around the progressive electrification of the passenger car fleet”.

Of course, I understand why the Government is attempting to promote the use of electric cars and to decarbonise our transport system at taxpayer expense. There’s a consensus among certain political elites about what’s best for us all but it appears we won’t choose to do as others think we ought, so force will be used instead. And we will all pay for its administration. This much is to be expected. However, that particular line of the statement irritated me for two specific reasons.

Read the rest of the article and comment:  ConservativeHome’s Platform: Steve Baker MP: Britain’s low-carbon transport future will rely on petrol and diesel.

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