It was announced
last week that EU laws to ensure uniformity of fruit
and vegetables are to be somewhat relaxed, so it must
have come as quite a surprise when after two hours checking
his stock, fruit police informed market trader Tim
Down that he was breaking the law by selling kiwi
fruit that were one millimetre too small (that's 1/25th
of an inch).
Mr Down was even warned by Government inspectors that
he faced a £5,000 fine if he gave the small, but
perfectly formed, kiwis away free, so has been made
to dump them.
Conservative MEP for London Syed Kamall said, “As long
as it’s safe it should be the customer who decides what
is worth buying, not EU or Westminster bureaucrats."
But the powers elite do not want us thinking for ourselves
- making rational judgements - using our instincts -
because if we did, we would all clearly see the EU for
what it is.
This is why they want to train humanity to have brains
the size of Mr Down's kiwi fruit.
Tory MP Ann Widdecombe said, “This is overzealous rule-burdened
Britain – we are constipated by regulation.”
This is what can happen when we don't eat enough fruit,
Miss Widdicombe. Unfortunately, the eurocrats suffer
from cranial constipation, when sense and reason just
refuse to come out and there is no known mental laxitive
for these poor people.
EU regulations just for cucumbers are bizarrely complete.
They can be studied on the EU's website
which warns, "This Regulation shall be binding
in its entirety and directly applicable in all Member
Class I fruit must be nigh on perfect, but the good
news about Class II is that "straight and slightly
crooked cucumbers" may have minor blemishes (as
listed), but the bad news is that "crooked cucumbers
are allowed only if they have no more than slight defects
in colouring and have no defects or deformation other
than crookedness. Slightly crooked cucumbers may have
a maximum height of the arc of 20 mm per 10 cm of length
of the cucumber. Crooked cucumbers may have a greater
arc and must be packed separately."
So the next time you see a cucumber that is both crooked
AND has an unsightly blemish, you may want to call the
police, or as I suspect, you will decide for yourself
whether or not to buy it.
There are much more serious issues, such as those faced
by the "metric
At court two months ago, "Janet [Devers] was an
alleged felon on unconditional bail about to face a
plea and directions hearing for a trial which could
leave her with a criminal conviction and substantial
fines and costs to pay."
What for? Attempted murder? Armed robbery?
She had in fact been "using imperial scales to
serve customers who asked for goods to be weighed in
imperial measures" and "selling goods by the
bowl … to customers who saw the price and product and
made a conscious decision to buy."
"Both of these acts are criminal offences … brought
to court by Hackney Council despite there never being
a complaint by any member of the public, and despite
the statements by the Vice President of the European
Commission along with front page headlines in national
newspapers and BBC news reports that the battle against
enforced metrication had been won …’Pounds and Ounces
have been saved.’"
"Vice President Verheugen had gone further and
stated that it had never been the European Commission’s
intention to ban imperial measures and that the use
of pre-2000 weighing equipment was actually authorised
by the European Directive."
However, on September 13th 2007, two Hackney Trading
Standards Officers, Russell Fielding and Audrey Lee
seized the market trader's scales (pre-2000!), assisted
by Police Officers, including PC Andy Stafford (pictured
The Metric Martyrs website has news on more assaults
on our British way of life - assaults by enemies of
our freedom, paid for by us, using so-called regulations
that are not even law according to the EU.
And some people query me when I warn that police state
tactics are being used against us!
The only good use I can think of for Mr Down's "illegal"
stock is to line up these silly, dangerous jobsworths
and eurofreaks and pelt them with the rotting fruit.
In fact, bring back the stocks. Let justice have her
Seriously though, some of these council employees,
policemen and MPs should be sent on Britishness courses
(ahead of the immigrants) and as the Lisbon Treaty has
been defeated (not that you would know), let us get
out of this mad system before it reduces us all to jibbering
compliant slaves, afraid of everyone in a uniform -
or a T-shirt, in the case of the "Trading Standards