Nosemonkey's EUtopia

In search of a European identity


PM urges European modernisation after ‘bra war’ – yep, Tony’s back and jumping on yet another European bandwaggon. Call me a decadent westerner snob by all means, but his calls for “Europe as a whole to modernise to meet the challenge from China and India” confused me a tad. After all, the problem over Chinese underwear imports is surely more to do with the less than modern working practices in the People’s Republic whereby sweatshop workers can be paid an absolute pittance, keeping overheads down and end products cheap? Is the Dear Leader about to repeal the minimum wage to make the UK textile industry more competitive in the world market? Is that really what’s known as modernisation these days? I dunno – perhaps I shouldn’t have read this piece on free trade earlier…

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