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Taking issue with policy; Letters.

TOM Flaws' letter (The Journal, August 17) rambles across several aspects of Jeremy Corbyn's possible environmental policy. Just taking a few of them: 1) There is no such thing as a 'tipping point' in global temperatures, just as there is no evidence to support the 'man made global warming' hypothesis.

2) Creating one million 'green' jobs is a myth - three jobs are lost in the real economy for every subsidised 'green' job, so one million 'green' jobs would result in a net loss of two million jobs.

3) Britain does not subsidise the fossil fuel industry, Mr Flaws obviously doesn't understand the difference between a subsidy and a tax allowance.

4) One of the reasons for rising energy bills is because of huge subsidies paid for wind and solar installations.

5) Jeremy Corbyn won't establish a National Investment Bank, nor anything else, because he is not electable.

Unless we repeal Ed Miliband's suicidal 2008 'Climate Change Act' - or ignore it - UK industry and commerce will be toast!

DOUG SHIELD, Ponteland

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Title Annotation:Letters
Publication:The Journal (Newcastle, England)
Date:Aug 20, 2016
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