Comments on: How green was my bombsite? Global environmental challenges Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:14:55 +0000 hourly 1 By: Peter Mon, 25 Aug 2008 22:26:54 +0000 This tax is the same stupidity which caused the destruction of many of the country’s stately homes, in that the only way for cash-strapped owners to avoid the tax they were unable to pay was to remove the roof of the building.

It is the same stupidity that slashed the supply of private properties available for rent in the 70’s, when Labour made it almost impossible to evict non-payers, and then destabilised the private property market by proposing to give local councils the right to confiscate empty properties and use them as public sector housing.

Who needs the likes of Hitler or bin Laden to wreak havoc when we elect a new set of destructive fools every five years.