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.

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