A lobbyist and campaigner for motorists claimed the ban on the sale of new petrol and diesel cars in the UK in 2030 will cost five times more than any environmental benefits.
Howard Cox, CEO of FairFuelUK, said: “There will be about £75 billion worth of benefits in environmental jobs and all those sorts of things, because of the green economy. But it’s gonna cost us £400 billion more to get that. It doesn’t make sense.”
Cox was referring to a report by the CEBR which Fair Fuel UK had commissioned and had been paid for by the Alliance of British Drivers and the Motorcycle Action Group.
Speaking to NTD’s Lee Hall for the “British Thought Leaders” programme, Cox said: “For some reason the UK authorities, particularly in Westminster, have been infiltrated by people who have some sort of hidden agenda to say that the world is ending. It’s not going to end. We’re being driven by emotion, not scientific fact.”
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