TaxPersonal TaxRyanair boss accuses chancellor of lying over air tax

Ryanair boss accuses chancellor of lying over air tax

O’Leary renews attack against Gordon Brown

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

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
added.

Further reading:

Ryanair CEO renews tirade against Brown

Ryanair CEO wants end to airline tax hikes

E&Y slams air passenger tax increase

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