Newsflash: You’re Grandstanding With Taxpayer Money, Not Your Own…

just like all socialists:

In a plot twist worthy of a Nordic Noir serial, the Lord Mayor of Copenhagen has dented Ryanair’s plans to make a killing with its new base in the Danish capital.

Frank Jensen, a Social Democrat who has been the city’s Lord Mayor for five years, has banned staff from flying with Ryanair while on official business – even if it means paying much more on the Scandinavian airline SAS.

That’s the Danish taxpayer who’ll be footing the bill. Of course!

Mr Jensen told the Berlinske newspaper: “We require all of those who deliver services to the municipality, including those who would sell us plane tickets, to offer their employees proper salaries and working conditions.”

On his Facebook page, he described Ryanair’s practices as “social dumping.”

And he’s perfectly at liberty to boycott them if he wants. With his own money.

Ryanair responded by tweeting a picture of Mr Jensen’s face superimposed on Marie-Antoinette’s body, with the slogan: “Let them eat cake!” and “Let them pay high fares!”


The aviation consultant, John Strickland, said: “Like Marie Antoinette it might have revolutionary consequences for the mayor. Ryanair can play the hand of democratising air travel and assisting public bodies to show they are cutting their travel budgets.”

Well, quite! Over to you, Danes…

5 comments for “Newsflash: You’re Grandstanding With Taxpayer Money, Not Your Own…

  1. May 24, 2015 at 12:12 pm

    Sigh, same bloody story, isn’t it? Never alters.

  2. john in cheshire
    May 24, 2015 at 5:45 pm

    I wonder if that is legal in the socialist EU. If it is then surely we can award public contracts exclusively to English companies.

    • Mudplugger
      May 24, 2015 at 9:40 pm

      Ever noticed that all Italian public service vehicles (police cars etc) originate from Fiat Group ? Or that all the German ones come from VW/Mercedes/BMW ? Or that the French ones come from Peugeot/Citroen/Renault ?
      It’s quite amazing that, despite the highly-regulated open contract process to which all EU member states are apparently committed, it’s only the UK purchases which always seem to go to external bidders, all the others miraculously land with their own indegenous suppliers every time. Funny that.

      • Lord T
        May 25, 2015 at 11:12 am

        It’s because we always follow the rules. We even gold plate them to give ourselves a disadvantage because we deserve a bit of a kicking.

        Just make a note of the names it’ll be used at the executions, sorry, trials.

    • May 31, 2015 at 6:03 am

      We obey EU laws. Other countries….not so much!

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