Ms Rosenfeld, who was paid $19.3m (£11.7m) last year, repeatedly refused to attend hearings of the Business, Innovations and Skills Committee to answer questions on the £11.5bn acquisition. MPs hoped to question Ms Rosenfeld about the U-turn which led to Kraft closing Cadbury\’s Somerdale factory.
Writing in Bloomberg Businessweek, Ms Rosenfeld said: \”I\’ve spent a lot of time in the UK with the folks that really matter to me. Appearing before the panel was not the best use of my personal time.\”
Well, yes, what would you prefer to do? Take the kiddies to the zoo or appear before the insufferably pompous twits that get themselves elected?
\”The manner of her repeated refusal to appear before a committee of Parliament demonstrates a regrettably dismissive attitude to a National Parliament,\” the MPs said.
But why should anyone not be dismissive of Westminster? All the power to decide upon takeovers has been passed to Brussels.
There isn\’t anything, either way, that the Committee could do. Either Kraft obeyed the law, in which case bugger off maties, or they didn\’t in which case the courts will be after them.
You\’re powerless: so why should anyone bother to turn up?