View Full Version : Anything we can do...they can do better?

15th Sep 2005, 01:56
Is it right that we ie 'Europe' stop Chinese imports to protect Southern European industry? Are bras' and textiles just the thin end of the wedge or do we really believe that stopping imports/competition from China generally is going to resolve price or other manufacturing issues in Europe? Ie if we stop them,are we in 'Europe' going to gain?
Does our 'respected' minister just want to wear women's clothing himself or is it pure personal ambition? Is he just 'arrogant and naive', as reported in the FT?

S2A Pictures
15th Sep 2005, 14:55
On another note, I'd like to add that from the same political base came the following gaff;

Gordon Brown once described ladies sanitary towels as 'a luxury item' ... then a) raised the tax on them and b) got married.

For heaven's sake Gordon, ask your own wife - does she view them as a luxury item!!!???

Ooops, my female side came out then ...

Onan the Clumsy
15th Sep 2005, 15:20
Ironic that you would call it a gaff and mention that your female side was showing ;)