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EU ruining another Farmer's business

BBC NEWS | England | Suffolk | UK farmer sells gallows to Africa

A UK farmer who builds gallows and has sold them to African countries with poor human rights' records, has been condemned by Amnesty International.

The execution equipment he sells ranges from single gallows, at about 12,000 each, to "Multi-hanging Execution Systems" mounted on lorry trailers, costing about 100,000.

An Amnesty International spokesman said the new European Commission Trade Regulation, which comes into force on 31 July 2006, will make it unlawful to export gallows.

A spokeswoman for the Department of Trade and Industry said the government was pleased that the export of gallows was being made unlawful.

12,000 for three bits of wood and a length of rope! Haven't they got trees out there?

So the DTI is glad that a successful British exporting company is being forced to close, I wonder if DEFRA and that nice Mr Miliband will help him out with a Rural Enterprise Scheme grant before that scheme closes too?

Comments

So "Gallows-4-Tyrants" goes out of business. Pardon me for not giving a shit.

But the trees are reserved for private hangings, not public ones.

"...the government was pleased that the export of gallows was being made unlawful."

Quite right too, we shouldn't be exporting something we so desperately need ourselves.

Tree, chair and rope have always worked well for our local AWB branch. We save the wood for the burning crosses.

Ooops, did I type that.

RM

You do have to admire the modern bizno-bureaucratese of "Multi-hanging Execution Systems" though. I wonder how long it took them to come up with it?

RM

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