Wednesday, 1 July 2009

EU Work Out The Bleeding Obvious

"July 1 marks the return to our shelves of the curved cucumber and the knobbly carrot," said Agriculture Commissioner Mariann Fischer Boel.

"We don't need to regulate this sort of thing at EU level. It is far better to leave it to market operators."

You don't say! With intellect such as this at our disposal, the £40m per day we pay to the EU is obviously a snip.

"The changes also mean that consumers will be able to choose from the widest range of products possible. It makes no sense to throw perfectly good products away, just because they are the 'wrong' size and shape," she said.

Do you know what? That had sort of crossed our minds too once or twice in the past 20 years.

Good grief.


TheBigYin said...

You couldn't make up some of the stuff that comes out of EU officials mouths, could you? They bash on about the worlds poor saying it's the west's fault...well hell yeah, especially when your stupidity throws good food away cos it's the wrong bleedin' shape...jeeeeeeseus wept!

BTS said...

Tell me we're not going to have to put up with Esther Rantzen showing us photos of 'amusingly shaped' vegetables of a Sunday night again?


Chris F J Cyrnik said...

Good little post Dick.

What a shame this kind of ordinary common sense hasn’t wafted through the calcified brains of those technocrats in Brussels with regard to the smoking ban.

"We don't need to regulate this sort of thing at EU level. It is far better to leave it to market operators." You don’t say!

Does anything need to be regulated at EU level anyway?

Why does the EU insist that every member state reduce the prevalence of smoking to 21%, and isn’t this the crap behind the draconian ban that we now have in place, although not elsewhere in Europe. As we know many establishments went smoke free way before the smoking ban, and the market will decide whether this works or not, so why interfere?

As always, dear old Blighty shows how tough she can be on her own people…you see we follow all the rules…all of the time – not like you Johnny foreigners – eh?

Our government could give lessons in how to suck up to Brussels…altogether now fffrruuthrupp…ah!

Guess what though…that tasted just like shit…just right for our politicians then!