Chris Snowdon reminds us of the lunacy that is EU regulation:
For example, the Commission wants to ban cigarette packs which are 54 mm wide, but will allow packs that are 55 mm wide (and only 55 mm wide). It will allow cigarettes to be sold if they have a diameter of 7.5 mm, but no more and no less than 7.5 mm. Only cigarettes which have a flip top lid will be allowed. Menthol cigarettes will be arbitrarily banned. Cylindrical rolling tobacco tins will be banned, but rectangular pouches will be tolerated. Packs of 20 will be OK, but packs of 19 will be illegal.
There will be some cod public health reason for each of the daft proposals. But, the complete picture is of an organisation so far up its bureaucratic backside that it simply doesn't comprehend how it destroys freedom, choice and independence.
And it's not a joke - however much we want to laugh about bent cucumbers or straight bananas. The result of this endless rule-making is to allow those with the cash to buy politicians or bureaucrats or the time to camp out in Brussels the power to damage our interests while pursuing their profits, prejudice or power.