I should have drawn attention to this interesting phrasing in David Miliband’s enthusiasm for carbon rationing:
“He said: ‘It is a way of pricing carbon emissions into individual behaviour and it would recognise carbon thrift, as well as economic thrift. Twenty years ago if I had said 8 million people would have a Tesco loyalty card, no one would have believed me.'”
With respect, Minister, it’s “if I had said 8 million people would choose to have a Tesco loyalty card.” One suspects the element of personal choice will be conspicuously absent in Miliband’s little scheme.