Ambitious 2050 climate goal relegated to footnote at EU summit

Some have come to understand that jobs and economic health get votes. The protesters on Fridays are fickle. You give in to their demands they will hit you with a longer list tomorrow. They are insatiable. But those longing for well paying, stable jobs and feeding their families are a much nicer flock. Once they have what they want they will be happy and allow you to fleece them. As a politician, I know where I would look for support at the ballot box. Might be that the holdouts save the EU from an economic catastrophe.

A push by most European Union nations for the world’s biggest economic bloc to go carbon-neutral by 2050 was dropped to a footnote at a summit on Thursday after fierce resistance from Poland, the Czech Republic and Hungary.

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