Friday, June 20, 2008

Virus Alert - Zapatero 2.0

This is a warning for users of the Zapatero 2.0 software. Reports have been received that the European version of this software has been seriously infected with Blairism and may even be affected by Sarkozyism. It’s probably only a matter of time before the same infections manifest themselves in the Spanish version of the same software. These are the signs of infection detected so far:
  • Almost the entire PSOE group in the European parliament voted in favour of the new EU directive allowing illegal immigrants to be held in detention for as long as 18 months. Silvio Berlusconi will be delighted, instead of treating immigrants as criminals he can just lock them up in administrative detention instead. Then he can get on with the real business of government, ensuring that neither he nor his friends ever face charges for any offence.
  • The Spanish Employment Minister, Celestino Corbacho, abstained in the vote on the EU proposal to permit a 65 hour working week. Perhaps he had already reached his hours limit and clocked off? Meanwhile, rumours that the Spanish parliament is studying a proposal to reduce the length of their own working week from three days to two are entirely true.

1 comment:

Steve in Alcala said...

The lowest common denominator bargaining which is endemic in the EU now results in lowest common denominator thinking. Its shameful that in Europe we can detain people for 18 months just because they are trying to seek a better life. Its ironic that when the economy is going well immigrants are accepted but when things take a turn for the worse, it becomes "acceptable" to lock people up. There seems to be a virus of selfishness infecting Europe.