Osborne parodied in sketch show campaign
Tuesday 22 November 2011 - by Regulation Mutters
UK chancellor George Osborne has become the victim of a light-hearted sketch series as the World Development Movement ups its pressure for the Etonian to relent over his opposition to regulating price speculation in food markets.
However, the World Development Movement is concerned that the UK's opposition to the proposal would curtail the introduction of limits across Europe - making Osborne's support vital.
"Chancellor George Osborne has the opportunity to 'do the right thing' supporting the vote for regulation," says World Development Movement director Deborah Doane.
"Volatile prices only benefit a few very wealthy bankers, but wreak havoc on everyone else. This is a clear case where the chancellor should side with the 99 per cent.
"We know there's a danger George might try to side with the banks and block the vote, so we're asking the UK public to get behind us and keep the pressure up. We hope people will love our light-hearted version of behind-the-scenes in the chancellor's office, and support us by calling on George to back the vote."
The series, which will air four times a week in the lead up to Christmas, can be found here.
With the European Parliament and European Council set to vote on the measures in the coming months, campaigners can also send the chancellor an email backing the movement, found at the same address.
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