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“Plane crazy” calls to increase tax on flights


Published Jul 01, 2015

UKIP’s West Midlands MEPs have today launched a three-pronged attack at “plane crazy” calls by a Wolverhampton MP, who never flies, to increase a tax on the cost of flights.

The Party’s national Transport Spokesman Jill Seymour, and fellow West Midlands MEPs James Carver and Bill Etheridge, believes pie-in-the-sky suggestions made by Wolverhampton South West MP Rob Marris to raise the tax on flights which leads to soaring costs to flights, show the Labour politician is completely out of touch.

Mr Marris has opposed the axing of air passenger duty (APD) despite admitting that he has not flown for years.

Commenting today, UKIP Transport Spokesman Jill Seymour, said: “Mr Marris’ suggestion is plane crazy and it comes from a man who does not fly. He is the one being selfish not passengers.

“Mr Marris wants to put chocks under the wheels of the airline industry and hit hard-pressed commuters hard with soaring ticket charges."

James Carver MEP said: “Mr Marris’ statements are simply pie in the sky. So much for Labour’s claim to represent the working class."

Bill Etheridge MEP, said: “Mr Marris wants to get his head out of the clouds and concentrate on the people he represents in Wolverhampton South West.”

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