Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Rectal Cranial Inversion Epidemic In Brussels

Well, the EU assf@!kery has reached a New Low.

The EU on Monday unveiled a "single European transport area" aimed at enforcing "a profound shift in transport patterns for passengers" by 2050.

The plan also envisages an end to cheap holiday flights from Britain to southern Europe with a target that over 50 per cent of all journeys above 186 miles should be by rail.

Top of the EU's list to cut climate change emissions is a target of "zero" for the number of petrol and diesel-driven cars and lorries in the EU's future cities.

Siim Kallas, the EU transport commission, insisted that Brussels directives and new taxation of fuel would be used to force people out of their cars and onto "alternative" means of transport.

"That means no more conventionally fuelled cars in our city centres," he said. "Action will follow, legislation, real action to change behaviour."

Best comment so far is from London Dave, who says "Thank goodness we won World War 2, and a bunch of crazed totalitarian Nazis didn't get to enforce their crazy will on the rest of us."


Atom Smasher said...

Good. I hope they really really do this.

Anonymous said...

So long as our president doesn't find a way to import it.

Anonymous said...

Let me clarify.
I hope they do this, so long as our president doesn't find a way to import it.

Other peoples putting restrictions on their own productivity can only help the U.S. job market.

Jim said...

Dave might have added a word or to about all those fossil-fueled tank and jeeps, not to mention the incredible conribution of the 8th Air Force to global warming.

Matthew said...

I guess that means since Europe is not reachable by rail from the US the EU thinks we should keep all our tourist dollars here too.

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