Wildone you may be suprised to learn there is a connection twixt the 'old' grey conservatives of Washington and England. Lady Thatcher comes over every year and is entertained by the conservatives - when she was in power her biggest ally was Ronnie Reagan. I suspect the UK has become yet another puppet state under Coprorate direction, how bout East Timor?
The reasoning these maniacs use is like this - We are really old - we have done it all - we know what is good for you - so doing this or that is not allowed we have been there and we know. No laughing, dancing, singing no happiness - you will obey or perish.
They are the dog in the manger politicians who are your enemy - they are the enemy of freedom. entrerprise, progress and happiness.
There are examples of em in every country in the world - remember Romania. Chile and Indonesia. Old criminals running countries. Think about it this way what kind of person would actively stifle native industry to satisfy a copropaymaster? To deny YOUR OWN kinfolk a chance to earn the money to buy food.
Mall Wart - This is the new Coporate model, imports form impoverished countries, uses child labor, stamps product with made in the customer's country, while at the same time giving the appearance of being against these horrid practices. We have been lied to for so long that we will believe anything the press/corpoworld tell us.
Mall Wart sells you a pot, for example, 10 pennies less than the local hardware store, that pot will fall apart within a year or so BUT YOU DONT KNOW THAT WHEN YOU BUY IT. Presently your local hardware store goes under - gone splat squish dead - no more. Now Mall Wart have you by the ears, not only can the sell you cheap low quality imported junk - they KNOW you cannot get anything else.
This evil organisiation is in every country in North and South America - and is making inroads into Europe as well.