Right wing and fossil fuel subsidies

Reuters reports: “The British government unveiled draft tax breaks on Friday to drive investment in shale gas production, in what it termed the most generous shale incentives in the world.”

Oh dear.  Another “right wing” government subsidising fossil fuels.  What is the worth of convictions about limited government intervention when a free-market government dollops grants and subsidies like so much soft ice-cream on the energy sector?

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