Bin this tax
OUR wallets are empty enough without being hammered by new eco bills.
We don’t mean green levies on energy. They should have been ditched already.
Frivolous taxes on supermarkets’ recycling must go in the bin[/caption]
We now learn food firms will next year have to pay for every bit of packaging they recycle.
That is bound to be passed on to shoppers at up to £60 a year each.
Most pay rises will be a fraction of that.
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By October gas bills alone will have doubled in a year.
More and more families may spend all their savings just making ends meet.
No sane new Prime Minister should add a penny to that burden.
Frivolous taxes on supermarkets’ recycling must go in the bin.
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Pray for Archie
MOST parents would fight with every fibre of their being to maintain a last glimmer of hope for their stricken child.
We cannot fault Archie’s parents for holding out for a miracle[/caption]
The trauma — first of his accident, then of spending months fighting legal cases to prevent his life-support being turned off — is unimaginable.
Blame should not be attached to the hospital, NHS staff, or judges.
They are far from uncaring. They believe Archie is too brain-damaged to recover.
His parents do not and cite medics abroad willing to help.
Archie will need a miracle.
We cannot fault his parents for holding out for one.
EMBOLDENED by Putin, China’s President Xi is clearly itching for an invasion to make his own wretched mark on history.
He must not take Taiwan. America and the West are right to stand behind it.
US Speaker Nancy Pelosi visits Taipei, Taiwan[/caption]
Some say US Speaker Nancy Pelosi was reckless to visit Taipei.
But she could hardly turn round and retreat once China threatened her.
China cannot surely want the same fate.
BLACKOUTS this winter would be a disaster on an unprecedented scale.
Power cuts in the 1970s turned off the lights, heat and three TV channels.
Blackouts this winter would be a disaster on an unprecedented scale[/caption]
Imagine them in a modern, connected country run by computers and smartphones.
What is it doing to ensure it?