Campaigning on waste

by frog

For some reason Labour is saying on its campaign website that it is:

putting forward a Waste Minimisation Bill which will encourage producers to develop better designs and cleaner production processes to improve a product’s sustainability.

That seems an odd sort of thing to do given the Greens have already got a Waste Minimisation Act passed through Parliament with the near unanimous support of all other parties. It must be a different bill because surely they would not be claiming credit for that Act. Next they’ll be claiming Jeanette as their leader?

EDIT:

It’s worth noting toad’s g.blog post on a similar topic:

I’ve just noticed Labour stating this on its election site as one of its achievements:

And more than that, we abolished youth rates. After 3 months or 200 hours work 16 and 17-year olds now have the same minimum wage entitlements as anyone else.

The Bill that did this was introduced by Green MP Sue Bradford. And the Green Party had to enlist strong lobbying support from the union movement to get Labour to support it. And when they finally did agree to support the Bill, they did so only on the condition that it was watered down to provide that “new entrants” to the workforce could be paid less than the adult minimum wage until they had worked 200 hours or 3 months.

And now Labour, having had to be dragged screaming and kicking by the union movement to support Sue Bradford’s Bill at all, have the temerity to claim the achievement as theirs!

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Published in Campaign | Environment & Resource Management by frog on Tue, October 14th, 2008   

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