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February 03, 2007

Isn't this Illegal?


If all 170,000 pages making up the European Union's current rule book were laid out lengthways they would stretch 31.7 miles, a study has found.

The tome of EU laws and regulations in force across Europe is no light read – it weighs in at 45 stone.

If stacked and bound, the Brussels law book would be 36ft tall, seven feet higher than a Routemaster double-decker bus.

I thought it was illegal, as one of those laws has it, to use anything other than metric measurements? You know, dragged off to court for meauring bananas by the pound?

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I am shocked - deeply shocked - that the timely and appropriate ban on playing professional football matches in Italy for an indefinite period has not been extended to the whole of Europe - on the harmonisation principle, naturally.

Posted by: Bob B | Feb 3, 2007 1:46:59 PM

Can this unnatural behaviour be permitted to continue?

"They have a fearsome reputation, but one Rottweiler is proving that the breed has a softer side by helping to rear two lambs. Molly has been using her maternal instincts after lambs Lucky and Charm were born with complications on a farm."

Have they consulted the reference books on EU law to establish whether that is contrary to some regulation?

Posted by: Bob B | Feb 3, 2007 1:55:55 PM

I think they got round that one by reclassifying the rottweiler as a fruit.

Posted by: Little Black Sambo | Feb 3, 2007 9:09:46 PM