The Nobel Prize Committee should resign

The decision to give the prize to the EU also undermines the memories and achievements of previous winners such as Martin Luther King, Liu Xiaobo and Aung San Suu Kyi.

by Rory Broomfield on 12 October 2012 15:00

Today the Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided to award the 2012 Peace Prize to the European Union. This is when the streets of Europe are rioting because of the high unemployment, especially youth unemployment, which has been caused by the restrictive regimes of the EU and the Eurozone. This is an insult not just to the principles of the prize but also to Alfred Nobel.

The decision to give the prize to the EU also undermines the memories and achievements of previous winners such as Martin Luther King, Liu Xiaobo and Aung San Suu Kyi. In doing so the Norwegian Noble Committee has undermined the award and its legacy.

The Freedom Association and its Better Off Out campaign believe that the award should be given on the basis of merit, that the Norwegian Nobel Committee should be ashamed of this announcement and that it should be held accountable for bringing the Noble Peace Prize into disrepute.

To acknowledge this, The Freedom Association’s Better Off Out campaign has launched an e-petition (http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/resign/) that calls for the resignation of this now discredited Committee. If you think that the Nobel Peace Prize should recognise the real contribution towards peace then please sign the petition and join our campaign.  

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