Or at least, don’t listen to those lobbiers over there, only listen to these lobbiers over here:
The Co-op and green groups claim coalition ministers are refusing to back other countries which want tar sands specifically named in a new fuel quality directive scheduled to come into force this autumn.
“It is extremely disappointing that the UK has caved in to pressure from Canada, which sees Europe as setting a dangerous precedent for the rest of the world to follow, potentially closing one market after another,” said Paul Monaghan, head of social goals and sustainability at the Co-op.
“If it really does want to be the greenest government ever, it must lead by example and not be swayed by aggressive Canadian lobbying,” he added.
Of course, what Mr. Monaghan himself is doing doesn’ty count as lobbying, does it?
For his heart is pure.