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Friday, January 12, 2007

Willing Slaves

I came across this press release, which explains brilliantly why the State gets ever bigger.

The European Chemical Industry Council, Cefic, welcomes important proposals of the European Commission energy package published with the aim of creating a more coherent energy policy for the 27 Member States. Cefic calls on the European Union to seize this opportunity to pursue a much better globally co-ordinated approach to climate policy beyond 2012. Cefic also proposes working with European industry sectors to ensure a realistic share of renewables and biofuels in the energy mix.
No doubt they have their reasons for wanting such a policy, perhaps as big users of energy, it will reduce their costs, or maybe the new technologies need expensive chemicals.

However, when we bear in mind that the Chemical Industry has been locked in a battle with the EU over REACH for the past few years, it makes you think. Here is an industry that has suffered at the hands of the EU, telling the EU to make another industry suffer, presumably for some personal gain.

It reminds me of the words of the recently departed Gerald Ford:

A government big enough to give you everything you want is a government big enough to take from you everything you have.

2 comments:

Beachhutman said...

The clue is "globally". Not a hope in hell of achieveing this, and they won't support it if it ain't "globally coordinated", so they get to look good and do absolutely nothing but blame the EU for failing on "globally"

Colin said...

Today, a major newspaper published an article by the former German president Roman Herzog "The European Union endangers parliamentary democracy" because 84 percent of laws are made in Brussels. He considers it "questionable whether one can still call the Federal Republic of Germany parliamentary democracy."