Friday, March 31, 2017
People joked about regulations for growing fruit before Britain joined Europe
"When I was 11 my favourite radio comedy was The Men from the Ministry," as I once blogged.
This episode of that show was first broadcast in April 1980. It deals with the ministry's attempts to enforce a standard size for stick of rhubarb.
A satire on the European Union's banana regulations?
No. Because this is a remake of an episode that was broadcast back in 1962.
I suspect the sort of people who believe government is ridiculous have always believed government is ridiculous.
If we leave the European Union then they will believe Westminster is ridiculous - and that it imposes silly regulations about fruit and vegetables too.
In other words, the sort of people who campaigned for Brexit will not me made happy by it.