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Boris Johnson U-turns after outrage from MPs over carbon tax

The Sun

Downing Street slapped down mooted plans for a meat tax tonight – after MPs and experts rounded on the barmy plans.

It came after No10 and the Treasury ordered Whitehall chiefs to come up with plans to slap charges on anything that requires high carbon emissions to produce.

The PM wants to get to net zero by 2050 to meet his eco-goals – but has yet to unveil a detailed plan to make it happen.

But last night officials put the proposed policy in the bin and insisted the nation’s bangers were safe.

A senior No10 official said tonight: ‘This is categorically not going to happen.

We will not be imposing a meat tax on the great British banger or anything else.”

It would have meant that dinner time favourites like sausages, chops and bacon could have rocketed in price.

Last night critics told Boris Johnson he does not need to hike taxes to go green.

They urged him to invest in green jobs instead, and give businesses incentives to change their polluting practises. […]

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