Women and Climate Change! It sounds like the start of a stand-up comedy routine but, unfortunately, a lot of MEPs are serious about wasting even more of your hard-earned money on such nonsense.
A Report claiming that women are far more vulnerable than men to climate change was voted on in the European Parliament today. Unfortunately, owing to the ignorance and/or cowardice of the conservative/Christian democrat blocks that dominate parliament, the left-liberals pushed the lunacy throw by a big majority.
The fact that the Report was before Parliament today featured in an article on the Daily Mail, so it`s good that Nick Griffin was able to get a 90 second speech slamming the Report. Curious Mail readers who go searching for the result should be led by their search engines to this article, so will be able to see here that - yet again - the British National Party brings a breath of fresh air and commonsense to the EU debating chamber.
Nick´s speech will be televised on the parliament site and - reaching a far bigger audience - here, in a couple of days time. In the meantime, here is the text of what he had to say:-
"It would be easy to mock this Report. Indeed, it is being laughed at by millions of British voters reading their papers this morning. Coming at a time when the Euro disaster is breaking nations and driving desperate people to suicide, this staggering exercise in politically correct sloganising could, had it been on the agenda at the start of this month, easily have been mistaken for an April Fool's joke.
But, in truth, this attempt to institutionalise discrimination and contempt against half the population of Europe is not a laughing matter. Men and women are conceived to complement each other for the common good. This proposal is an attempt to undermine that natural order. Its rhetoric seeks to sow discord between the sexes, break family values and export EU Frankfurt School poison worldwide using the excuse of climate change.
Such incitement to gender-based contempt, division and hate is not a victimless crime. Hundreds of thousands of men are denied access to their children after bitter divorces. Thousands of children are snatched by the state, because the crucial importance of fathers and loving, united families is denied and undermined by militant feminism of the sort that underlies this Report.
Meanwhile, there are real problems out there, hurting real people. Voters expect us at least to try to solve them, not to waste our time - and their money - on sexist, anti-male, anti-family gibberish. Ladies and gentlemen, please, let's drop this empty, bigoted sloganising, and work together to deal with real problems."
As reported above, the sad fact is that this commonsense plea was ignored, so now the Report, complete with its calls for massive extra spending to ´combat gender imbalances in climate change policies` and similar pernicious leftist nonsense, goes back to the Commission with parliament´s stamp of approval for it to go on and become law.
Mr. Griffin´s thoughts on what lies behind this, and just how dangerous it really is, are explored further in this evening´s World at Eight broadcast.
For those who want a better understanding of the subversive lunacy exposed by this article, the full text of the original report can be read by clicking on the pdf thumbnail below: