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Hypocrisy Takes Wing: The Greenpeace Manager Who Flies To Work

by | 24th, June 2014

OF course we should never look at what our betters actually do: their function is to tell us what to do, not to live up to the rules that they would impose upon us. So it is with those self-appointed moral arbiters at Greenpeace. We should not fly, oh no. For that would be there mere unwashed peasantry enjoying themselves. But when there’s a Greenpeace manager who happens to live in Luxembourg but his work is in Holland it’s fine for him to have a few flights a month to get between the two.

Think I’m kidding?

One of Greenpeace’s most senior executives commutes 250 miles to work by plane, despite the environmental group’s campaign to curb air travel, it has emerged.

Pascal Husting, Greenpeace International’s international programme director, said he began “commuting between Luxembourg and Amsterdam” when he took the job in 2012 and currently made the round trip about twice a month.

The flights, at 250 euros for a round trip, are funded by Greenpeace, despite its campaign to curb “the growth in aviation”, which it says “is ruining our chances of stopping dangerous climate change”.

Nope, I’m not kidding at all.

The explanation is that his family lives in Luxembourg and the job is in Holland so this is all fine. But do note that this started two years ago: that’s enough time for anyone at all to be able to move house don’t you think?

I look forward to the revelations that Peta secretly snacks out on filet mignon, that FoE goes on late night fracking expeditions and that left wing politicians like Tony Benn were in fact aristocrats who inherited vast fortunes that they most certainly did not place at the use of the proletariat.

Actually, that last one is true. Hypocrisy, nothing quite like it is there?



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