Actually if those bureaucrats wanted to do something to protect our safety, they'd ban bureaucrats! Am I right or what?!
Jan 27th, 2003, 01:35 AM
They should all f**k off...
There is a factory near me (which is the subsiduary of a haulage company) that makes Mushy Peas. No we all know, when you have a pea mix (that's chips and peas together to anyone below Castle Donington) from a chip shop, you know your mushy peas will be green, and if they are from Lockwoods (said company), they will be bloody nice too.
But, hoho, those EU bureaucrats, them cheeky so and so's from Brussels (a city named after a universally hated green vegetable), they said no, that the natural green dye used in mushy peas to make peas, well... green and not some dull greyish green, had to be removed.
But that isn't the end of their meddling, mon petit pois...
The EU tried to stop Bakewell Tarts from being called Bakewell Tarts because it is a pudding that is known worldwide and can be made anywhere. Thankfully that never came to pass and the town of Bakewell can continue for being known for that... and that murder that they got the wrong bloke for and he ended up spending 26 yrs in prison for.
Jan 27th, 2003, 01:39 AM
I am sure they also made clear that because "crab sticks" aren't made from real crab, that they paved teh way for fishmongers to call them "crab flavoured sticks". I wonder how many millions of pounds were wasted on that decision.