Politicians talking rubbish

Latest press release from the folks at Friends of the Earth, to publicise the fact that later on today Eric Pickles will be presented with their “talking rubbish” award. A larger than life Eric Pickles – no cheap remarks please – will pose in a golden wheelie bin outside Parliament, surrounded by rubbish bags, to receive his award.

“Secretary of State for Communities Eric Pickles has been voted the winner of Friends of the Earth’s Talking Rubbish Award over his hyped-up claims that people are terrified of the ‘bin police’…. Online voters opted overwhelmingly for Pickles as the Government Minister talking the most rubbish in the green charity’s contest – set up in response to the Coalition’s record of talking trash whilst failing to set out a sensible plan for dealing with England’s waste.

Friends of the Earth’s waste campaigner Julian Kirby said:

“Government Ministers have been keen to trash recycling when in reality it’s more popular and successful than ever. Eric Pickles in particular has been at war with councils when he should be supporting them to cut the amount we needlessly throw away. David Cameron needs to take control of his hysterical, squabbling Ministers and set a goal to halve the nation’s black bag waste by 2020.”

Three Ministers were nominated for the first-ever Talking Rubbish Award for the ‘bin myths’ they have attempted to spread:

* Eric Pickles, Communities Secretary: Recycling means everyone is terrified of the ‘bin police’

* Bob Neill, Under-Secretary for Communities and Local Government: Rotting food is piling up in our homes.

* Caroline Spelman, Environment Secretary:  Tyrannical bin taxes are being scrapped by the Government.

The Ministers declined to attend the awards ceremony”

Very unsporting of them….

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  • Rida Vaquas  On April 19, 2011 at 8:07 pm

    Really it would be quite a unique addition to their qualifications. They should’ve attended the ceremony.

  • RingsofSteeleditor  On April 19, 2011 at 8:49 pm

    Can’t help but be reminded of the Daily Mail Headline Generator: http://www.qwghlm.co.uk/toys/dailymail/


    Why do some politicians insist on becoming the stereotypes of themselves….., you won’t do that Kerry, will you?

    • kerrymccarthy  On April 19, 2011 at 10:07 pm

      Do you follow @DMreporter on Twitter? The number of times I’ve almost been fooled into thinking it’s a genuine Mail story….

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