Ryanair boss accuses chancellor of lying over air tax

Ryanair boss
has not let up with his attack on chancellor Gordon Brown’s air
passenger duty, telling the
that it is a ‘tax grab’ and has nothing to do with the

O’Leary said everyone had been sucked in by the duty thinking it was an
environmental measure.

‘Gordon Brown has lied. It’s just a … tax grab. He says it will go into
Treasury pockets and be used for environmental measures. Yeah, and if you
believe that…’ he said.

‘Taxing cheap air travel is Brown’s contribution to the environment. That is
£1bn in taxes, and not one cent of it will be spent on the environment,’ he

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