Tensions at the Greek-Turkish border and the coronavirus show why the European Union needs a climate law that binds member states to net zero emissions by 2050, the EU’s top official on climate action has said.

Frans Timmermans, a European commission vice-president who leads on the climate emergency, said the different crises facing Europe underscored the need for a climate law in order not to lose track of reducing emissions.

This makes about as much – actually, less – logical sense as “Because Jeff Beck is now playing in E Flat therefore Parliament must be painted orange.”

20 thoughts on “Eh?”

  1. If that means anything, it surely means that the EU should scrap the climate nonsense since it has plenty of other problems on its plate.

  2. The EU lacks the will, ability and imagination to deal with the tricky stuff happening at the moment so it will double down on the climate bullshit

  3. The Meissen Bison

    Eᵇ is a perverse choice for a guitarist unless he tunes down a semitone – a degree of flexibility that poor old Franz Timmermans and his pals can’t even dream about but they can certainly do perverse.

  4. Dio – The EU lacks the will, ability and imagination to deal with the tricky stuff happening at the moment so it will double down on the climate bullshit

    I saw something on t’internet the other day – apparently there are Iraqis and Afghans in Finland now, and they’re doing what they usually do by raping the locals.

    Anyway, this Finnish council spent a couple of million Euros to produce a video depicting an autistic little dance Finns can do to deter Middle Eastern penis.

    So I’m wondering… how much of this is just cogdis? Turks and other swarthy enrichers are invading Europe, but they don’t have a prerecorded answer to that, so the needle jumps to a familiar track about Greta or something.

  5. Anyway, this Finnish council spent a couple of million Euros to produce a video depicting an autistic little dance Finns can do to deter Middle Eastern penis.

    Does this dance involve berserkers, double-bitted battle axes and a shallow grave deep in the forest? If not, it should.

  6. “Even if the Eye of Sauron is on something else for a bit, the trajectory to 2050 will be clear,” he said, in a reference to the dark forces in the Lord of the Rings. “

    I notice the Guardian doesn’t even expect their ignorant readership to understand a relatively recent reference.

    Also, Timmermans completely misses the point that the whole idea was to distract the Eye so the real mission could be achieved. The Eye looking elsewhere was good! Back to school mate.

    The focus this week should be… on containing the coronavirus and solving it

    Oh yes, let’s solve it with liberal applications of bureaucrat lotion. This complicated vaccine and personal health thing is just too hard, we’ll pass a law instead. That’ll fix it.

  7. And if you buy kippers on a Tuesday it will not rain.

    Is Timmermans German for cloth-eared half-wit?

  8. LTW – imagine being a Eurocrat and not realising Grima Wormtongue is yourself and the Eye is the European Project.

    Rohan has always been multicultural and the Orc Community will pay our pensions. If they try to eat you, just do a little dance and think non-racist thoughts. If we get rid of our horses and craftsmen, our neighbours in Isengard will be inspired to fight Climate Change too.

  9. Frans Timmermans, a European commission vice-president who leads on the climate emergency

    Excellent. This will be my new go-to answer to anyone who asks why I support Brexit.

  10. When your only tool is a hammer . . . .

    ‘binds member states to net zero emissions by 2050, the EU’s top official on climate action has said.

    Frans Timmermans, a European commission vice-president who leads on the climate emergency’

    Emergency? A 30 year response to an ’emergency?’

    Newspeak.

  11. Dunno why Europeans are so exercised by action on climate change – by the end of this century Europe will be an Islamic Caliphate and have taken us back to the Middle Ages – so sorted.

  12. Coronavirus seems to be not spreading in hot climates. They’ll talk any old shite for ‘more Europe’.

  13. “Does that mean Greta Thunberg is Gollum?”

    I think of the weird Swede as the Climate Changeling or Scoldilocks.

  14. There’s a strand of bleeding-heart liberal (in the American nonsensical use of the word) thinking that likes to imagine climate change is driving the invading hordes, rather than wage and employment differentials and access to women. I guess that’s where this weird conflation is coming from most likely.

  15. More on EU

    Barnier says there are ‘many serious divergences’ between UK and EU in trade talks
    “1 Barnier wonders why the United Kingdom does not want to commit to the level playing field provisions the European Union has suggested.

    2 Barnier says the second area of divergence relates to criminal justice policy. He says the UK’s refusal to accept any role for the European court of justice is a problem.

    3 The third is on the nature of the agreement. The EU wants an all-encompassing agreement, while the UK disagrees.

    4 And the fourth area is fishing. He says the EU has annual negotiations on fishing with Norway. But an agreement with the UK would be far more complicated, because there are far more species of fish involved. He says an agreement on fisheries will have to be part of the trade agreement.”
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0mk3Ut9AuAk

    1 If he really does ‘wonder’ he’s brainwashed/deluded or an incompetent fool

    2 ECJ – name you fool, and it’s not a proper ‘court’, it’s a tribunal

    3 We want freedom

    4 There are only 5 species of fish in Norwegian waters – really? We will do the fishing you will buy the fish from us, problem solved

    MP Andrew Bridgen
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=so2rI2CqQT0

    Snigger

    Jacob Rees-Mogg warns Parliament Union ‘flag’ blunder is ‘deeply troubling’
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GGCWMaN62aQ

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