Friday 24 February 2017

The 'squeezed middle' once again picking up the tab

Shane Coleman

Shane Coleman

Paying for water: That'll never catch on
Paying for water: That'll never catch on

COULD water charges prove to be the Coalition's, pardon the pun, Waterloo?

More painful measures have been introduced since the dawn of the age of austerity - most notably the high increases in personal taxation.

And there is, let's not forget, a very strong case to be made for water charges: the conservation argument, the need to raise capital to invest properly in woefully inadequate water infrastructure, and the fact that every other European country has them.

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