Friday 10 April 2009

Yep, That's What A Labour MEP Should Be Concentrating On Right Now

It must be crashingly boring just rubber-stamping rulings emanating from the unelected EU Commission, so Labour MEP Richard Corbett has found a way to keep himself occupied.

We was robbed! MEP aims to win back 1973 title for Leeds United

In the pantheon of footballing injustices - and it is a long list - the final of the 1973 European Cup Winners' Cup ranks high.

At least it does to Richard Corbett, the Labour MEP for Yorkshire and the Humber, who has organised a petition to have the match investigated over allegations of dodgy refereeing that, he said, cost Leeds United the game.

Uefa pledged to meet Mr Corbett to discuss the petition but stressed that its disciplinary regulations prohibited any prosecution for bribery after ten years had passed.

So, a complete waste of effort, then. I suppose he has to do something to bide his time at our expense, but one would have thought that attempting to change 36 year old history would be considered a bit too loony even for Labour.

With Europe's economy in a bit of a state, shouldn't Mr Corbett be using his time more efficiently? Or could it be that there is an election fast approaching for the Yorkshire MEP? An area of the UK which, I expect, contains quite a few Leeds Utd fans.

Cynical? Moi?

1 comment:

banned said...

Your last paragraph answered my unasked question, thanks.