Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Today's sign of the apocalypse

AN overseas holiday used to be thought of as a reward for a year’s hard work. Now Brussels has declared that tourism is a human right and pensioners, youths and those too poor to afford it should have their travel subsidised by the taxpayer.

Under the scheme, British pensioners could be given cut-price trips to Spain, while Greek teenagers could be taken around disused mills in Manchester to experience the cultural diversity of Europe.

The idea for the subsidised tours is the brainchild of Antonio Tajani, the European Union commissioner for enterprise and industry, who was appointed by Silvio Berlusconi, the Italian prime minister.

“Travelling for tourism today is a right. The way we spend our holidays is a formidable indicator of our quality of life,” he said.

The full nonsense

I have no further comment other than to refer you to the title of this post.


Anonymous said...

i guess the ending of the story of the little red hen needs to be rewritten so that the hen dies of hunger as the lazy duck, cat and dog eat up all the bread. :(

Steve said...

YIKES now that is dark.