The Treasury minister and senior Liberal Democrat condemned the new rules banning oil jugs and dipping bowls from restaurant tables.
However, he said British councils and Whitehall departments are also responsible for "silly rules".
The new EU ban has been described by Sam Clark, one of Britain's top cooks, as authoritarian and damaging to artisanal food makers.
Asked about the changes, Mr Alexander told the BBC's Sunday Politics show that ministers and elected MEPs had made the decision even though it is "pretty silly".Firstly, I think he meant "fucking silly", but to each their vernacular.
Secondly, it's OK the coalition saying it is 'silly' but, if so, one has to wonder why our country didn't vote strongly against such silliness.
Last week Britain abstained, while the Dutch voted against ...
In a press conference at the EU summit, Mr Cameron declined to explain how Britain had ended up giving the green light to the ban.
"Our argument was bound up in a whole set of arguments we were having about rules of origin and all the rest of it and I won't go into the tedious complexities," he said.Is that a way of saying that you've been caught out being a simpering EU puppet, Dave?
Because, you see, it was such an astoundingly stupid law that European public opinion appears to have scuppered it.
A European Union ban on the use of unmarked olive oil jugs on restaurant tables has been dropped following a public outcry across Europe.Well, yeah. Good. Why was it even a law in the first place?
Owen Paterson, the Environment Secretary, welcomed the U-turn ... "I'm glad the commission has seen sense and backed down on these arbitrary rules. They would have interfered with businesses, imposed unnecessary costs and taken choice away from consumers. Common sense has prevailed," he said.Err, hold on. "Arbitrary rules" which "would have interfered with businesses, imposed unnecessary costs and taken choice away from consumers", but which our government failed to oppose despite it being "common sense" to do so?
I know it's a clichéd phrase, but you really couldn't make this shit up.
But get this.
Commission officials have admitted to The Daily Telegraph that they have no evidence of the practice.
"We don't have any evidence. It is anecdotal and that was enough for the committee," said an official.
The decision has highlighted the bizarre system of Brussels regulation, known as "comitology", where binding legislation is automatically passed into law despite not having majority support among EU countries.Is your belief beggared yet?
There is no evidence; it didn't have majority support; it was binding on all EU countries; it was passively approved by the UK government; despite their admitting it was 'silly', not common sense, and that it would harm businesses, add costs and remove choice.
Seriously, how much do you trust the EU and/or your UK governors right now after this evidence? And, err, can we fucking leave yet?
Because, just the other day, the best that our wise Westminster troughers were offering was ...
“We will continue to work with the catering industry to help them adapt to these changes.”Hey lads. It's silly, not based in common sense, will cost you money, annoy your customers, and we were down the pub when they legislated for it. But we'll help you comply and there is no chance that we will ever tell you to ignore the fucking clowns.
Let's just revisit Danny Alexander's comments at the top of the piece.
However, he said British councils and Whitehall departments are also responsible for "silly rules".So, the excuse for EU incompetence - to which our government didn't object - is that there is incompetence at every level of state bureaucracy and we should just live with it, eh?
I've got another idea. When we next look at our payslips at the monumental amount of tax these rancid people are taking away from us, we should remind ourselves of this and reject every damn one of them as undeserving of every last penny.
When they talk of our "moral duty" to pay taxes, we should point them in the direction of their lazy arrogance and wilful neglect of the appallingly inept job we are forced to pay them to do, and the utter contempt in which they hold us.
None of them care one jot about the public. The fact that they can't even organise an olive oil jug in a restaurant properly speaks volumes.