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Hypocrisy corner

Guess which British political party has a leader crying into her (dead giveaway, that) yak's milk over the goings on involving disgruntled workers at sundry plants on the east coast? You know, the oil refinery and so forth?

Caroline Lucas of the Green Party, who is an MEP, owing to the hateful system of PR foisted on us for European elections And she's so upset about the prospect of disruption to oil supplies that she, along with some fellow travellers, is threatening to veto this year's incoming European Commission:

"Today MEPs from UK, Germany and Italy, representing Socialists, Greens and European Left Groups threatened to veto this year's incoming European Commission".

And says she: "Instead of blaming "foreign workers", we should be challenging the rights of multinationals to undercut local pay rates and exploit workers. It's clear that the Posted Workers Directive needs to be revised, so that its original intention, to provide equal treatment for all workers, is upheld."

So maybe she is not that keen on oil, but the folks at Lindsey and elsewhere would find themselves deeply unemployed, and probably put on trial for envirocrimes if the Greens were ever to gain power and inflict their version of Year Zero on us.

She is joined by a couple of Labour MEPs, an Italian described as 'a Socialist', even though her Italian party is called 'Partito della Rifondazione Comunista - Sinistra Europea' (its emblem is a red flag with a hammer and sickle...) and a German Green who, for her pains, has had her name misspelled. Anyway, it is quite bold of this quartet to claim that they will veto the incoming commission, given that there are 785 MEPs now, and there will be 736 come the June election.

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Blogger Letters From A Tory said... 9:51 am

The Lib Dems are really struggling to get coverage during this economic crisis, and the Greens are equally suffering due to their complete irrelevance.  



Blogger Croydonian said... 9:59 am

As silver linings go, that is pretty thin, eh?  



Anonymous Anonymous said... 8:17 pm

Nauseating hypocrite as she may be, she is threatening to VETO next year's gang of scum. Idle and fatuous as her threat is, surely we want to encourage this sort of thing?

Brian, follower of Deornoth  



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