Sunday, May 10, 2009

Libertas candidate in the UK is unregistered EU lobbyist plus Libertas Irish candidate has taken €28,427 last year in EU farm subsidies

Libertas candidate in the UK is unregistered EU lobbyist.
Despite the fact that Libertas Chairman Declan Ganley said, “It is completely unacceptable that the lobbyists in Brussels will be left to regulate themselves. The fact that thousands of lobbyists who influence the policy that affects everyone in Europe are doing so without having to identify themselves or declare their interests is indicative of the lack of transparency in Brussels as a whole.”
Libertas UK candidate Margot Parker is just such an unregistered EU lobbyist.
According to her own website
Margot is a Director of Eurocom-Consult, a well-known and respected figure in EU parliamentary and lobbying circles, particularly in relation to the promotional, marketing, food and fragrance industries.

According to her Libertas blog Margot is

No stranger to the European parliament, Margot has been personally involved in lobbying in the EU in both Brussels and Strasbourg

Furthermore Libertas Irish candidate Raymond O'Malloy was also an EU lobbyist on agricultural matters.

These contradictions are typical of Libertas.

Likewise Libertas leader Herr Ganley also condemned the Common Agricultural Policy as a weapon of mass destruction. But Raymond O'Malley received €28,427 last year under the single farm payment scheme.
According to The Sunday Times
Declan Ganley, the Libertas founder, called EU subsidies “offensive to the dignity of farmers”, but Raymond O’Malley, one of his party’s candidates in the European elections, claimed €28,427 last year under the single farm payment scheme.

O’Malley, who is running in the East constituency, is a former vice-president of the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) and owns a beef farm outside Ardee, Co Louth.

Although Ganley has previously described the common agricultural policy (CAP) as a “weapon of mass destruction”, O’Malley insisted there was no conflict between him and his leader.

A vote for Libertas is a vote for lies and contradictions, the far right and planet haters.

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