23 Sep 2009

Chris Bryant MP does he know anything about Peru?

'Peru: Rain Forests
Mr. Hurd: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions his Department has had with the government of Peru on the protection of rainforest in that country. [284214]

Chris Bryant: We have frequent discussions with the Peruvian Government as part of our close and friendly bilateral relationship. This includes with Peru’s Environment Minister on his commitment made at Poznan in December 2008 to reduce Peru’s deforestation to zero by 2019. We have offered our support to the Peruvian Government as they seek to strengthen Peru’s legal framework for protecting the Amazon.'

June 6th Hansard.

The day before June 5th at Bagua as many as a hundred indigenous people killed by the Peruvian government during a rainforest protest.

Perhaps you will join me in suggesting that if New Labour care about the forests they should start by sacking Chris Bryant!

Perhaps he could be shifted to the Burma watch, where he will say 'we are having positive talks with the Burmese government about protecting Burmese democracy, which they are pledged to restore'.

The people at the frontline of environmental protection are killed the people killing them are supported by the UK and EU with free trade deals and high level support.

No wonder voters are sick of New Labour.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Of course the violence in Bagua was appalling and the Government condemned it. Since I lived in Peru for three months in 1986, staying in the then pueblo joven of Comas, I think I do know Peru pretty well - and when I visited two weeks ago I made our concerns on teh rights of indigenous people very clear.