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Reader's letter: Make a resolution to change course

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In my letter, Plenty Of Time To Save The World (News Views, December 23) I observed that people are starting to feel the effects in their pocket of the government’s net zero policies and that they hurt.

My opinion is supported by a new survey which shows that 70% of British people say they are now concerned about the actual financial impact on them of increased energy costs.

This survey shows that three in five (58%) UK adults say they would NOT be willing to pay higher taxes on their energy bills to help reach net zero targets.

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This should ring alarm bells in Number 10. Britain may have hosted COP26, but the public feel they have not been given a real say on the changes the government is forcing through.

Millions of families will be struggling to keep their homes warm and cars running this winter because energy prices continue to soar, and the burden of these energy costs fall on the elderly and the low paid at a time when people are already finding things tough.

I believe the cost of net zero policies could deliver a political crisis for the government that might be greater than that caused by the disastrous poll tax policy.

Is there still time to save the government by a new year’s resolution to change course? ­— Robert Sheppard, Beckingham.

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