Dennis Quaid lover
- Dec 22, 2003
Shitloads of semi detatched houses are rental properties. I would like some evidence for your assertion - but the next point will render your whole argument null and void I suspect:1) Let me say I suspect the category of homes you've picked and the figures of low income aren't likely to be related to each other, in essence I would be surprised to see a person on low income able to afford either of those types of houses.
From your document, almost the first sentence:2) The majority of homes in the UK have cavity walls (https://assets.publishing.service.g...cal-release-estimates-of-home-insulation-.pdf) which is a lot cheaper to insulate.
That's nearly 30% of the UK housing stock having solid walls.There are 26.7 million homes in Great Britain. Of these 23.3 million have lofts, 18.9 million have cavity walls with the remaining 7.8 million having solid walls
No plan to insulate is actually a plan if it leaves 30% of the UK housing stock un-insulated.
I'll deal with the last two together - because 3) doesn't actually make a point really:
It looks very much like some nebulous feeling of jealousy is preventing you supporting pragmatic solutions.3) I would like to see more go to renewables, but from what I've read on how such figures are calculated it seems part of it comes from charging a reduced rate of VAT on Gas, Electricity, etc.
4) I don't like subsidising fossil fuels but I also don't want to subsidise those who can easily afford to do it.
"You don't like subsidising fossil fuels". Good. Neither of us do. Lets stop that. We agree on that point.
For the rest - we haven't got time to piss about with some sort of class war idiocy here - lets end fossil fuel subsidy and use that money to fix the insulation issue. You won't be paying more - because we'll have ended fossil fuel subsidy. You'll be paying less - and for jobs that once done are done, not subsidy that's continues on in-perpetuity.
Your position means we cut off our nose to spite our face because you feel some "undeserving" might get a handout - instead of the handout that fossil fuel companies are already getting. It's bonkers m8.