Brussells (GlossyNews) — According to a new policy mandated by an internal commission of the European Union, Christmas 2010, and every Christmas thereafter, will just be ‘another day’ on the calendar. A spokesperson for the Regional Policy Commission of the European Union announced that the Commission officially decided late Tuesday not to recognize Christmans and other religious holidays effective February 1, 2010. Phillipe Hartmann, media spokesman for the office of Commissioner Johannes Hahn, stated that the Commission decided that the emphasis on religious holidays had become too focused on Western, Judeo-Christian observances such as Christmas, at the expense of lesser known religious festivals and feasts in other religions such as Islam and Hinduism.
In a press conference Wednesday at the EU headquarters in Brussells, Hartmann described the dilemma of the Commission. “The number of holidays we are recognizing within the European Union are at the level today where we can no longer offer holidays and observance for these emerging cultures, especially Islam and Hinduism.”
Hartmann went on to say that the expenses for lost time due to holidays were in the “hundreds of thousands of Euros per annum.”
The new ruling will go into effect starting February 1, 2010 and will halt the observance, EU wide, of Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Ash Wednesday, St Patricks Day, Passover, Good Friday, Easter Sunday, Ramadan, Rosh Hashanah, All Saints Day and a host of lesser observances.
When asked how this would impact commerce and trade, Hartmann replied, “All commerce and trade within the EU will continue through these periods with no breaks honored or paid holidays and no funds made available for any religious observance or decoration. Citations will be issued in the form of tariffs for any EU member state which allows commerce to be interrupted or slowed due to observance of religious holidays.”
Hartmann went on to say that the Commissioner felt that the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and the United States should fall into line with the ban and should do their part to accept and assist in the governance of Western commerce and the united efforts of the leading economic powers.
Business leaders in the UK chided Hartmann by pointing out while the European Commission may save hundreds of thousands of Euros, business and community losses within the member nations would be in the order of hundreds of million of pounds sterling.
Public reaction was swift and harsh. On Wednesday, a spokesman for the ultra right wing Red Gauntlet Party in the Netherlands responded that the ban “was an obvious effort by the European Commission and the Regional Policy Commissioner to conform to the will of the Communists and Socialists and would result in the undermining of the fiber of Western Society.” The spokesman, Robert Turner, said, “for too long now, the godless forces of the Left have conspired to destroy our cultural and religious heritage, force us to turn away from our families and make us slaves to atheist dictators. It is evident by the singling out of religious observances to be halted, while such holidays as Labour Day and May Day observances will continue unabated.”
No statement was available from the Chairman of the Belgian Socialist Party who was reportedly in Venice, with his family, enjoying the long weekend holiday honoring St Olaf.
In the US, attendees at a local “tea party” event exclaimed that it was another indicator of the continued efforts of the ‘New World Order’ and the ‘World Government’ to destroy American society and bring the American people under one parliament governed by the UN.
Meanwhile, in Brussells, late Thursday, religious leaders from around the globe, including representatives of the Vatican, have gathered to picket the EU Headquarters and file a formal complaint againt the Regional Policy Commission (RPC). Although the RPC has the power to enact the policy, the RPC comprises only appointed and salaried officials and has no elected representatives. Conservative Party representatives in Britain call the policy ‘totalitarian’ and ‘unrepresentative’ of the peoples’ desires.
No comment is available from the European Commission which will not return to work until Monday due to the observance of the Feast of Saint Olaf, a holiday that will be, ironically, just another day on the calendar next year under this policy.