Sunday, October 30, 2005


This week's bureaucrat is the environmentalist who proposed a new flight tax. Michael O'Leary of Ryanair is not happy with the proposal. Here is an excerpt from the article, Ryanair slams Swedish environment tax plans.

The tax would not stop Ryanair from flying to Sweden, but the company said that when it came to expansion of routes, other European destinations would be prioritised.

"This tax will prevent people with normal incomes from flying and means that fewer tourists will choose to fly to and from Sweden," said Michael O'Leary. (, 10/26/05.)

I guess I have to have another EGO donation drive next time I am flying to a conference in London...