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Old Jul 21st 2011, 4:53 am
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Originally Posted by bil
I can never understand why people whinge about things being decided in Brussels rather than the UK.

What precisely is the difference between rules being made by faceless bureaucrats in Brussels, or faceless beaurocrats in the UK?
Interesting snippet though not of massive national importance.

From next year it will be illegal for UK shops to sell eggs in dozens or half dozens.
The same applies to just about everything else from fish fingers to bread rolls.

Just another small example of how Brussels is gradually taking over every single minor detail of our everyday lives.

Probably only a matter of time before we need written permission from Brussels every time we go to the bog.

Also no doubt a fantastic opportunity for supermarkets to sell us ten eggs for the same price as a dozen.

Instead of a bakers dozen we'll have to make do with a Brussels dozen.

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Old Jul 21st 2011, 5:36 am
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Default Re: Well done Gordon

Originally Posted by Dick Dasterdly
Interesting snippet though not of massive national importance.

From next year it will be illegal for UK shops to sell eggs in dozens or half dozens.
The same applies to just about everything else from fish fingers to bread rolls.

Just another small example of how Brussels is gradually taking over every single minor detail of our everyday lives.

Probably only a matter of time before we need written permission from Brussels every time we go to the bog.

Also no doubt a fantastic opportunity for supermarkets to sell us ten eggs for the same price as a dozen.

Instead of a bakers dozen we'll have to make do with a Brussels dozen.
Don't believe everything you read in the anti-Euro press!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/10461548

The EU is not preparing to ban the sale of groceries by quantity, such as "a dozen" eggs, the Euro MP steering new food labelling legislation says.

Renate Sommer MEP was responding to suggestions that shoppers might have to change the habits of a lifetime if all food had to be sold by weight.

"There will be no changes to selling foods by number," she said on Tuesday.

"Selling eggs by the dozen... will not be banned," she said. No final agreement is expected before mid-2011.
If I believed all the euro-eceptics told me, I'd now be unable to buy curved bananas or Blue stilton cheese in the shops!
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Old Jul 21st 2011, 6:30 am
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Originally Posted by steviedeluxe
Don't believe everything you read in the anti-Euro press!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/10461548



If I believed all the euro-eceptics told me, I'd now be unable to buy curved bananas or Blue stilton cheese in the shops!
Your link is ancient history steve, june 2010, and in any event states a final decision will be made around the middle of 2011.

Cant find the one I read, but it was very recent and stated that the ban would go ahead after all.
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Originally Posted by Dick Dasterdly
Interesting snippet though not of massive national importance.

From next year it will be illegal for UK shops to sell eggs in dozens or half dozens.
The same applies to just about everything else from fish fingers to bread rolls.

Just another small example of how Brussels is gradually taking over every single minor detail of our everyday lives.

Probably only a matter of time before we need written permission from Brussels every time we go to the bog.

Also no doubt a fantastic opportunity for supermarkets to sell us ten eggs for the same price as a dozen.

Instead of a bakers dozen we'll have to make do with a Brussels dozen.
my last pack of eggs were 10's
my current pack of fishfingers is 15's
my current pack of bread rolls is 6
the pack before that was 8
seems to depend on the packaging....

perhaps not Brussels dozen but dozens of Brussels
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Who buys fish fingers anyway, unless you have someone under two
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Old Jul 21st 2011, 7:03 am
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Originally Posted by jackytoo
Who buys fish fingers anyway, unless you have someone under two
My mum.
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Old Jul 21st 2011, 7:13 am
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For decades I have been observing dishonest anti EU propaganda, which only propagates because enough people are desperate to be anti EU and don't mind passing on lies to get there.

Caramel directives, straight cucumbers yada yada yada.

All shite. Who cares if you have to buy eggs in 10s? I mean seriously, who gives a toss?

Will the end of the world come about?

Sheeesh.
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Originally Posted by jackytoo
Who buys fish fingers anyway, unless you have someone under two
well obviously I do but then I may have been born in a leap year
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Originally Posted by Domino
they are British
That is definitely not a good reason.

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Originally Posted by jackytoo
Who buys fish fingers anyway, unless you have someone under two
Me, me, me. Love fish finger butties.

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Originally Posted by Domino
my last pack of eggs were 10's
my current pack of fishfingers is 15's
my current pack of bread rolls is 6
the pack before that was 8
seems to depend on the packaging....

perhaps not Brussels dozen but dozens of Brussels
If I remember correctly it was the UK that pushed for the straight cucumber.
Now it would probably be taken to the sex discrimination court.
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Old Jul 21st 2011, 9:21 am
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How have we got from Brown to fish fingers, does he eat them too
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Old Jul 21st 2011, 10:12 am
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Originally Posted by jackytoo
How have we got from Brown to fish fingers, does he eat them too
The connection is that judging by the state he got the economy into, Brown was probably the only one in the country who wouldn't have noticed the difference between a pack of ten eggs and a dozen.
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Old Jul 21st 2011, 10:37 am
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If I remember correctly it was the UK that pushed for the straight cucumber.
Now it would probably be taken to the sex discrimination court.
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Yeah, a curved one is more likely to hit the G spot.
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