Can't read all that DD
Simpler form about some of the 'rules'
The EU passed a directive in 1994 ruling that top-of-the-range bananas had to be ‘free from malformation or abnormal curvature of the fingers’. The directive was ridiculed as a symbol of bureaucratic excess in Brussels.
In 1988, it ruled that top-of-the-range cucumbers must bend by only 10mm per 10cm in a directive designed to help packaging and transport.
In 1979, another directive ruled that carrots should be termed as fruits, as the Portuguese made jam out of them.
In 2003, a threatened European ban on smoky-bacon crisps was averted at the last minute when MEPs forced through amendments after a backlash from the British public.
Neil Herron, campaign director of the Metric Martyrs Defence Fund, said the EU directive was ‘absolute nonsense’.
He added: ‘If I was a farmer I would get my customers to throw eggs at any official trying to enforce this. It is directives like this that give the European project a bad name.
'It makes the British public want to just pull out of the whole thing altogether.’
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