Conservatives today saw off a threat to thousands of British jobs at Airbus, posed by the irresponsible actions of Labour, Liberal Democrat and UKIP MEPs.
British Conservatives rallied sufficient support at the European Parliament in Brussels to overturn an earlier decision by the Environment Committee under which the EU would have attempted to force non-European airlines to pay a carbon levy every time they flew in or out of the EU. That would have provoked retaliation that could have severely damaged the UK’s aerospace sector .
That decision was pushed through by eco-zealot Green MEPs with the support of British Labour and Lib-Dem MEPs – and only succeeded because UKIP’s deputy leader Paul Nuttall failed to attend the meeting.
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