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TheAdamSmithInstitute,aneoliberalUKthinkthank,hascalledontheConservativepartytodropitsairpassengerdutyonunder30s,knownasthe‘Ibizatax’,toimproveyoungpeople’sprospectstravelling,livingandworkingabroad. Currentlyallairpassengersovertheage16paytheduty,whichat£15foreconomyclassflightsunder2,000milesisamongthehighestintheworldincost,butexpertshavesuggestedraisingtheageto30tomakeiteasierforyoungpeople“visitingfriends,working,travelling,studyingandpartying”abroad. There’sapoliticalmotivationbehindthesuggestion.JeremyCorbynandhisLabourparty,gaining30seats,andthefreemarketeconomics-favouringTASIbelievescrapping‘Ibizatax’isareasonablycheapwayfortheToriestoappealtoyoungerBrits.OtherwiseitfearstheConservativesrisklosingagenerationvoters. Labourhaveridiculedthethinkthank’ssuggestionthattheToriescanwinyouthvoterswiththispolicy. CatSmithMP,Labour’sShadowMinisterforVoterEngagementandYouthAffairs,told:“Thisisalaughablefailuretounderstandwhatyoungpeopleactuallycareabout. “HavingspokentohundredsyoungpeopleoverthissummerIcansaythatalltheirdemandsfromgovernment,fromthecrisisinmentalservicestohugepersonaldebtsfromstudy,noonehasraisedAirPassengerDutywithme. “Thisisaclearexampleconservativecirclescompletelyfailingtounderstandyoungpeople’slives.LivesthathavebeenmadeharderbyapoliticallymotivatedausterityorchestratedbyanouttouchConservativeGovernment.” ...

TheAdamSmithInstitute,aneoliberalUKthinkthank,hascalledontheConservativepartytodropitsairpassengerdutyonunder30s,knownasthe‘Ibizatax’,toimproveyoungpeople’sprospectstravelling,livingandworkingabroad. Currentlyallairpassengersovertheage16paytheduty,whichat£15foreconomyclassflightsunder2,000milesisamongthehighestintheworldincost,butexpertshavesuggestedraisingtheageto30tomakeiteasierforyoungpeople“visitingfriends,working,travelling,studyingandpartying”abroad. There’sapoliticalmotivationbehindthesuggestion.JeremyCorbynandhisLabourparty,gaining30seats,andthefreemarketeconomics-favouringTASIbelievescrapping‘Ibizatax’isareasonablycheapwayfortheToriestoappealtoyoungerBrits.OtherwiseitfearstheConservativesrisklosingagenerationvoters. Labourhaveridiculedthethinkthank’ssuggestionthattheToriescanwinyouthvoterswiththispolicy. CatSmithMP,Labour’sShadowMinisterforVoterEngagementandYouthAffairs,told:“Thisisalaughablefailuretounderstandwhatyoungpeopleactuallycareabout. “HavingspokentohundredsyoungpeopleoverthissummerIcansaythatalltheirdemandsfromgovernment,fromthecrisisinmentalservicestohugepersonaldebtsfromstudy,noonehasraisedAirPassengerDutywithme. “Thisisaclearexampleconservativecirclescompletelyfailingtounderstandyoungpeople’slives.LivesthathavebeenmadeharderbyapoliticallymotivatedausterityorchestratedbyanouttouchConservativeGovernment.” Via:] PatrickHintonisMixmag’sDigitalStaffWriter,followhimon ...
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TheAdamSmithInstitute,aneoliberalUKthinkthank,hascalledontheConservativepartytodropitsairpassengerdutyonunder30s,knownasthe‘Ibizatax’,toimproveyoungpeople’sprospectstravelling,livingandworkingabroad. Currentlyallairpassengersovertheage16paytheduty,whichat£15foreconomyclassflightsunder2,000milesisamongthehighestintheworldincost,butexpertshavesuggestedraisingtheageto30tomakeiteasierforyoungpeople“visitingfriends,working,travelling,studyingandpartying”abroad. There’sapoliticalmotivationbehindthesuggestion.JeremyCorbynandhisLabourparty,gaining30seats,andthefreemarketeconomics-favouringTASIbelievescrapping‘Ibizatax’isareasonablycheapwayfortheToriestoappealtoyoungerBrits.OtherwiseitfearstheConservativesrisklosingagenerationvoters. Labourhaveridiculedthethinkthank’ssuggestionthattheToriescanwinyouthvoterswiththispolicy. CatSmithMP,Labour’sShadowMinisterforVoterEngagementandYouthAffairs,told:“Thisisalaughablefailuretounderstandwhatyoungpeopleactuallycareabout. “HavingspokentohundredsyoungpeopleoverthissummerIcansaythatalltheirdemandsfromgovernment,fromthecrisisinmentalservicestohugepersonaldebtsfromstudy,noonehasraisedAirPassengerDutywithme. “Thisisaclearexampleconservativecirclescompletelyfailingtounderstandyoungpeople’slives.LivesthathavebeenmadeharderbyapoliticallymotivatedausterityorchestratedbyanouttouchConservativeGovernment.” ...

TheAdamSmithInstitute,aneoliberalUKthinkthank,hascalledontheConservativepartytodropitsairpassengerdutyonunder30s,knownasthe‘Ibizatax’,toimproveyoungpeople’sprospectstravelling,livingandworkingabroad. Currentlyallairpassengersovertheage16paytheduty,whichat£15foreconomyclassflightsunder2,000milesisamongthehighestintheworldincost,butexpertshavesuggestedraisingtheageto30tomakeiteasierforyoungpeople“visitingfriends,working,travelling,studyingandpartying”abroad. There’sapoliticalmotivationbehindthesuggestion.JeremyCorbynandhisLabourparty,gaining30seats,andthefreemarketeconomics-favouringTASIbelievescrapping‘Ibizatax’isareasonablycheapwayfortheToriestoappealtoyoungerBrits.OtherwiseitfearstheConservativesrisklosingagenerationvoters. Labourhaveridiculedthethinkthank’ssuggestionthattheToriescanwinyouthvoterswiththispolicy. CatSmithMP,Labour’sShadowMinisterforVoterEngagementandYouthAffairs,told:“Thisisalaughablefailuretounderstandwhatyoungpeopleactuallycareabout. “HavingspokentohundredsyoungpeopleoverthissummerIcansaythatalltheirdemandsfromgovernment,fromthecrisisinmentalservicestohugepersonaldebtsfromstudy,noonehasraisedAirPassengerDutywithme. “Thisisaclearexampleconservativecirclescompletelyfailingtounderstandyoungpeople’slives.LivesthathavebeenmadeharderbyapoliticallymotivatedausterityorchestratedbyanouttouchConservativeGovernment.” Via:] PatrickHintonisMixmag’sDigitalStaffWriter,followhimon ...
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