Michael O’Leary dubbed proposed environmental levies on airlines a “tax on poor people” and described flight shaming as “nonsense” as Ryanair published its mid-year results yesterday.
The chief executive’s comments are notable in the context of the EU’s hardening climate policy. Frans Timmermans, the executive vice-president of the European Commission, has signalled plans to further penalise aviation for its environmental impact.
The Dutch politician has...
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