William Hague has been speaking to the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva today about Libya and the Middle East. But among his fine words was yet another example of double standards, as he said:
We have a responsibility to encourage governments to meet the legitimate demands of their people…
OK. So while Hague and Co are rushing around delivering fine speeches encouraging foreign governments to meet the legitimate demands of their people, who is going to encourage our government to meet our legitimate demands?
Where is our referendum on EU membership? Where are the powers the Conservatives promised to repatriate from the EU? Where is the repeal of the damaging Human Rights Act? Where is the reduction in swingeing fuel duty?
Before grandstanding on the world stage perhaps it would be appropriate for the politicians to practice what they preach at home.