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Tread on an orchid - go to jail

From the European 'Parliament':

"Seriously damaging the environment should be made a criminal offence in all EU Member States, so as to ensure that EU legislation is properly enforced, says the Legal Affairs Committee in a co-decision report, approved on Tuesday, on a proposed EU directive on the protection of the environment through criminal law.
MEPs in committee agreed that in principle governments should apply criminal measures to punish any illegal behaviour likely to seriously injure people or damage air, soil, waters, plants and animals, when committed intentionally or with serious negligence.
"The report, by Hartmut Nassauer (EPP-ED, DE) was approved by a small majority, with 15 votes in favour, 11 against and 2 abstentions".

Try as I might, I cannot discover how our tribunes voted.
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Blogger John East said... 9:08 pm

Does inhaling through a burning cigarette constitude "damaging air"?


Blogger Semaj Mahgih said... 3:48 am

Is it important anymore?  

Anonymous nomad said... 7:53 am

I think the whole EU ethos is geared to seriously damaging people... Maybe this committee shpi;d be first on the dock?  

Anonymous nomad said... 7:54 am

should.. (new proof reader not yet arrived from Lahore)  

Blogger Blue Eyes said... 8:06 am

The Eurocrats think that because they are not accountable they don't need to "play to the gallery" and that gives them a moral certitude that you don't get in a democracy. Like Blair, they think that anything unpopular must be good because they think the people are too stupid to make their own decisions.  

Blogger John Trenchard said... 6:46 pm

unforuntately you will not be able to find out how our tribunes voted, because that information is not published by the EU.

great eh? Zero accountability for our MEPs.  

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