Hammond: Buy an electric car, I’m keeping my Jag

Transport Secretary Philip Hammond showed up the double standards of spinning politicians on Sky News this morning when asked if he would be giving up his diesel Jaguar and buying one of the new Nissan Leaf vehicles or other electric cars he wants us to buy with a subsidy of up to £5,000 per vehicle. Watch him duck and dive as he tries to avoid saying ‘good God no’. The message is clear, electric cars are for ‘other people’ and are not good enough for great people like Hammond.

3 Responses to “Hammond: Buy an electric car, I’m keeping my Jag”


  1. 1 Barry 14/12/2010 at 12:08 pm

    Electric cars will only become popular once, or if, they become cheap enough to run as a second car.

    As an alternative perhaps the £5k subsidy would be better in the form of a second hand car for larger loads and longer journeys.

    I wonder which would sell better; £24k for a Nissan LEAF or £29k for a Nissan LEAF and a 5 year old X-trail.

  2. 2 Andy Baxter 14/12/2010 at 1:41 pm

    “cheap rate electricity” says Hammond! Eammon you missed a trick there mate to pin the weasel….to the wall…if briefed properly and researched enough by yourself on Government greenie warmist fallacy propoganda you could have really gone to town on the slippery Hammond and made a really good news story by making him squirm live on air…but alas most of the MSM is on message on the warmist religion….briefed and spoon fed the latest ‘leaks’ and ‘spin’ in lunches every day in the bubble of Westminster and Fleet St…

    sad isn’t it?

  3. 3 Peter 15/12/2010 at 7:51 am

    Mr. Holmes evidently needed reminding earlier that ‘the minister’s money’ is in fact the taxpayer’s money.

    And with no real GHG-free generating or delivery infrastructure in place, handing subsidies to rich London luvvies to sport a congestion charge free status symbol seems an odd ‘investment’ at this time on any basis.


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