Bosses at American food firm Kraft were yesterday accused of having ‘contempt’ for Parliament for refusing to fly to Britain and answer questions over its takeover of Cadbury.Fair enough. Plenty of people here have nothing but contempt for it too.
That doesn’t stop them throwing a strop like thwarted teenagers, though:
… committee chairman Adrian Bailey questioned whether Miss Rosenfeld was ‘big enough to face the committee’ and complained about her ‘failure and refusal’ to answer to them.
He added: ‘It’s unacceptable that the chief executive of a major conglomerate is not prepared to come to answer questions to a parliamentary select committee.
‘There’s a negative perception of the company which has partly arisen from Irene Rosenfeld’s refusal to come. If she was a British citizen we could effectively subpoena her. They need to be accountable for commitments they made.’Heh! A politician whining that others should be accountable. It’s almost funny…