Jim Hacker: I understand that one of your officials spends all his time paying farmers to produce masses of surplus food while someone in the next office pays people to destroy the surplus.
Maurice: That’s not True!
Sir Humphrey Appleby: No?
Maurice: He’s not in the same office, he’s not even on the same floor!
Yes Minister Party Games 1984
Earlier today I had a post up noting a WW 2 vet talking about his decision vote for Brexit.
While everyone rightly talks about immigration people might not realize the old gentleman might have decided it was time to leave, because of stuff like this:
The EU is poised to ban high-powered appliances such as kettles, toasters, hair-dryers within months of Britain’s referendum vote, despite senior officials admitting the plan has brought them “ridicule”.
A sales ban on high-powered vacuum cleaners and inefficient electric ovens in 2014 sparked a public outcry in Britain.
Oh and one interesting note to this story
The plans have been ready for many months, but were shelved for fear of undermining the referendum campaign if they were perceived as an assault on the British staples of tea and toast.
You know I thought young people didn’t like folks telling them what to do.
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