Saturday 24 February 2018

The 'squeezed middle' once again picking up the tab

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

Shane Coleman

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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