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House of Commons Hansard Written Answers for 26 Feb 2007 (pt 0011)

Beer Glasses: Approval Marks

Mr. Holloway: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether EU rules allow the Crown stamp to be used alongside the CE stamp on pint glasses. [123541]

Jim Fitzpatrick: No. Under the Measuring Instruments Directive (2004/22/EC) which entered into force on 30 October 2006 the CE mark has replaced the Crown stamp to guarantee the accuracy of pint measures including pint glasses. The directive does not permit the use of any other marking on the measure.

Hattip http://www.toque.co.uk/blog/

Bastards, if I can't even enjoy my pint without being reminded of the EU then pitchforks ought to be sharpened.

Comments

The EU doesn't recognise the pint; how can they regulate it? Also, how long before they decide not to issue the CE mark for it? Also, supplementary question: when did anyone in UK have a say in this matter?

Bastards! Feeding them feet-first into the propellor of a DC3 (eternal gratitude to Mr Eugenides for that image) is too good for them.

You can thank the lovely Tories for that.

Bastards! Bastards! Feet-first for some, head-first for others - the spectators need some fun too!

Re DirtCrashr's comment @ 5:42 PM, can we ask Iraq for a loan of Saddam's mincing machine, please?

I would just love to see Alastair Campbell, Jo Moore et al screaming their lungs out as they are ground to a bloody pulp, feet first.

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