Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Blood sweat and tears of young workers

George "Oswald" Galloway feels strongly about child labour. In this audio clip he speaks about how Tesco's profits are built by "wringing the blood sweat and tears of the young workers in Bangaladesh". Such classic Gallowayan rhetoric - grandiose, clich├ęd yet incoherent - leaves the listener in no doubt of the genuine moral impulse he feels about this issue.

So I'm looking forward to seeing him use his platform on Press TV to denounce child labour in Iran - an oil-rich country which can well afford to educate its children, unlike Bangaladesh where sadly they often need the income that work for multinationals like Tesco brings in.

Oswald's stern denunciation of this child labour would be lent even more force by the fact that his salary at Press TV is paid by the same Iranian government that so grievously mismanages the affairs of its nation that children have to stack bricks to dry in factory yards instead of playing or attending school.

1 comment:

JuliaM said...

"So I'm looking forward to seeing him use his platform on Press TV to denounce child labour in Iran..."

And on the same day, Satan'll be shopping for a nice red pair of ice skates...