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calendar   Tuesday - November 29, 2005

Greenpeace Jerks, Episode #9,945

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. These jerks won’t be happy until we’re all living in caves again and running around half-naked, hunting buffalo with spears. This is typical behavior from the “Save The Earth” moonbat brigade ....

imageimageNuclear Protest Hits Blair Speech
LONDON (BBC)

Greenpeace protesters have disrupted a speech used by Tony Blair to launch an energy review which could lead to new nuclear power stations in the UK. Two protesters climbed up into the roof of the hall where Mr Blair was due to address the Confederation of British Industry conference.

After a 48-minute delay, Mr Blair made his speech in a smaller side-hall. He said renewable sources could meet some but not all energy gaps and the review would examine nuclear options. Opening his speech in a packed room in the Business Design Centre in Islington, London, Mr Blair said: “Nuclear power is of course a difficult and a challenging issue.

“Like most tough issues what we actually need is an open and democratic debate, not one conducted by protests and demonstrations to stop people having the freedom to express their views.” Amid the noise from clattering microphones and mobile phones ringing, Mr Blair joked: “This is going to be a surreal occasion… I’m going to give this speech if it’s the last thing I do.”

Greenpeace wanted to be allowed to make a 10-minute speech in return for ending the protest. But CBI director general Digby Jones decided to move the PM’s speech instead, saying: “At the end of the day I don’t give in to ultimatums.” He said he had offered two “legitimate” Greenpeace delegates the chance to ask the prime minister the first question after his speech in return for ending their protest, but they had refused.

The two protesters, wearing yellow jackets over their suits and what looked like conference delegates’ badges, appeared on girders in the roof about 20 minutes before Mr Blair was due to begin at 0930 GMT. One unfurled a banner saying: “Nuclear: Wrong Answer.” They also dropped stickers onto the delegates below them.

- There’s even more on this ridiculous story here


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Posted by The Skipper   United States  on 11/29/2005 at 08:08 AM   
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