Of all the stupid things European politicians say...this has to be the most idiotic thing I've ever heard! "AN overseas holiday used to be thought of as a reward for a yearâ€™s hard work. Now Brussels has declared that tourism is a human right and pensioners, youths and those too poor to afford it should have their travel subsidised by the taxpayer." Get packing: Brussels decrees holidays are a human right - Times Online Yes folks, you read it right...taxpayers should pay for those who can't afford to travel! :bricks: Tasha Kheiriddin of the National Post replies perfectly; "This announcement makes a complete mockery of the term â€śhuman rightsâ€ť, which is already so abused as to have completely lost its meaning. The modern concept of â€śhuman rightsâ€ť has become code for â€śwealth transferâ€ť. Since 1948 bureaucrats from the UN to the EU have seen fit to accord humanity rights to standards of living, social security, free elementary education, leisure time, and now EasyJet junkets to Spain. (Um, small question: how will the same left-wing crowd that bleats about global warming justify the pollution caused by subsidized air travel? I look forward to that little bun-fight.)" http://network.nationalpost.com/NP/...n-human-rights-take-a-trip-to-la-la-land.aspx No one has the "Right" to a higher standard of living. It must be earned.