Why Brexit? Pointless Regulations

Moonbats are at a loss as to why Britons are leaving the EU. Some believe it is because they are racist, for not wanting bureaucrats in Brussels to displace the native population with Islamic welfare colonists from the Third World. But domestic politicians are as responsible as anyone for immigration getting out of control. Possibly a more powerful reason is that the British want to get out from under regulations like these:

A 1994 EU regulation specified that bananas must be ‘free from abnormal curvature.’

EU rules also governed the shape of many other fruits and vegetables — cucumbers, for example, needed to be almost perfectly straight.

Many of these specifications were abolished in 2008, though the banana guidelines remain on the books. …

From September 1, 2014, companies were prohibited from manufacturing or importing any vacuum cleaners above the 1,600-watt limit as part of a drive to reduce domestic electricity use. …

This directive was expected to be extended to kettles, toasters, hair-dryers and other domestic appliances but it was shelved earlier this year amid fears it would drive the British public towards the EU exit door.

Now that they don’t have to worry about Britain leaving anymore, the Brussels bureauweenies can really bear down on the pointless tyranny.

This one is even crazier:

In 2011, a ruling by the European Commission claimed that drinking water ‘does not ease dehydration’.

EU authorities passed a law which claimed scientists had found no evidence to suggest drinking water stopped dehydration.

Manufacturers of bottled water were prohibited from labelling products with claims that would suggest consumption would fight dehydration.

In Saudi Arabia, women aren’t allowed to drive. In the EU, it’s diabetics:

European laws introduced in 2011 meant that drivers who treat their diabetes with insulin who have had one or more episodes of severe hypoglycaemia, known as ‘hypos’, could face losing their licences. …

Diabetes UK said that the DVLA did not differentiate between daytime and night-time episodes of hypoglycaemia, meaning that some people with diabetes are losing their driving licence unnecessarily.

Many EU regulations are so trivial that they don’t seem like a big deal…

Three years ago, the European Union planned to ban the glass jar which is filled, and refilled, with olive oil and served on restaurant tables across the EU, stating that only non-refillable bottles with proper labeling on the contents would be accepted.

…but imagine trying to run a business or even just live your life under the constantly accumulating weight of thousands upon thousands of pages of pointless regulations imposed by unaccountable foreigners.

Just as coercion is an end in itself for the sort of statists who revere the EU, freedom from it is an end in itself for everyone else. That is why the British to their credit are walking out.

On a tip from Steve A. Cross-posted at Moonbattery.

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