UN floun­ders as elit­ists laugh

Bay of Plenty Times - - NATION -

Re­ac­tion to Trump speech shows why body is so dis­trusted Eu­rope’s most pow­er­ful op­er­a­tor, it’s why Bri­tain is in the Brexit mess it is.

What an in­creas­ing num­ber of what peo­ple want, and what the United Na­tions dreams of, are two com­pletely sep­a­rate things.

Our Prime Min­is­ter, of course, buys into the UN view of mat­ters lock, stock and bar­rel. She has bus­ied her­self this week on things like mass mi­gra­tion, cli­mate change, and Syria.

It’s halls full of luvvies con­grat­u­lat­ing each other, air kiss­ing, and talk­ing smack.

When it comes to the afore­men­tioned is­sues, they were talk­ing about them last year as well, and the year be­fore . . . . . .

And for those who buy into all this, they’ll turn up next year and re­peat words like, “some­thing must be done, this is our time, we must act be­fore it’s too late, we are on the precipice of no re­turn”.

Then the luvvies will ap­plaud and re­tire for cham­pagne and canapes, re­as­sur­ing them­selves they are chang­ing the world — when in fact no such thing is hap­pen­ing.

And no such thing is hap­pen­ing be­cause the rules are bug­gered, and they don’t want to change them. The veto on the Se­cu­rity Coun­cil, the old world per­ma­nent mem­bers of the Se­cu­rity Coun­cil — it’s all de­signed to pro­duce a stale­mate.

And sadly given it’s now a club where thou­sands of jobs and lav­ish life­styles are funded, the in­cen­tive to ad­dress any of this have long since van­ished.

So they pre­tend they’re im­por­tant and snig­ger at any out­siders.

And the sad thing is, we, as a mem­ber, sup­port all this.

PHOTO / AP

Don­ald Trump was laughed at while ad­dress­ing the United Na­tions Gen­eral Assem­bly this week.

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