I have written extensible about the UN pack, this traveling circus that fly around the globe in first class, or private jet, stay in hotel rooms at £400-500 per night in spa resorts, and gets wined and dined at expensive restaurants.
All of this of course paid by us, the normal people.
While they at the same time preach austerity, frugality and sacrifice from us, the taxpayers.
This blatant hypocrisy is so mind numbing that it would be laughable if it weren’t for the fact that these people have the power to force us to obey them.
They are a truly parasitic class in the sense that Karl Marx wrote about it.
How ironic that today most of this class is leftists and so called “liberals”.
The latest example of that was the enormous costs and hypocrisy of Copenhagen. They arrived in their chauffeur driven limousines, and their special “eco friendly” busses were of course empty. Their housing warmed by oil heaters and the energy used by the conference was from coal fired power stations. And seventy percent of the summit’s greenhouse gas emissions came from activities inside the conference center,
This is the local government version of the UN pack. But the blatant hypocrisy is still the same!
“Jennifer Dunn said: ”The agency lectures ordinary people that they shouldn’t use short-haul flights, but they themselves take dozens of domestic flights each year.”
OFFICIALS in the Government’s green quango took 120 short-haul flights last year while telling others NOT to fly.
Environment Agency staff made 174 short hops to British and nearby European cities, costing the taxpayer £164,320.
But for two-thirds of the trips, they could have taken the train, The Sun can reveal.
The quango’s job is to protect and improve the environment. Its website asks visitors: ”Do you really need to take that flight? Why not travel to Europe by train?”
But in 2008-09, agency staff took 51 flights to Edinburgh, 26 to Brussels, 16 to Newcastle, 15 to Paris and 12 to Bristol.
All have high-speed rail links. At least two other flights were just 100 miles between Plymouth and Bristol.
The shocking double standards are exposed by the TaxPayers’ Alliance, who forced the figures from the agency TaxPayers’ Alliance policy analyst.
Jennifer Dunn said: ”The agency lectures ordinary people that they shouldn’t use short-haul flights, but they themselves take dozens of domestic flights each year.”
Campaigners say short-haul flights produce more greenhouse gases per passenger than long-haul journeys.
An agency spokesman said: ”It is occasionally necessary for staff to take flights.”
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