The EU is at it again

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Goku

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#1
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/4220844.stm

Looks like yet another worthless law is being introduced to reduce our ability to think for ourselves… :roll: :roll:

Critics say the law would oblige bosses to treat workers like children - to order bricklayers to wear shirts and make barmaids cover up their cleavage.
Surly it goes against my human rights to take away my busty barmaids!!??!! 8O
 
#2
Unbelievable! :x

The law has caused uproar among tabloid newspapers in the UK and Germany, because of what it could mean for barmaid's bosoms.
This is the last straw. Time to form a BEF and take Strasbourg. Can we go back to running our own country please?
 
#3
I can´t believe they want to stop this:


@ superfurryanimal:
If you want to form an AEF* count me in.







* Arrse Expeditionary Force
 
#6
fas_et_gloria said:
Need any guns?
Nope, becuase Guns are nasty implements and have been banned by the EU (with full support of Mandleson and Crony Tony) along with pencils, pens and knives... We're only alowed to bash each other over the head with Computer hardware or cricket bats... Luckily As a nation of cricket players We're quids in...

:roll:
 
#7
I hate to stop the jumping on the band wagon, but MEPs voted against the proposal.

Another case of read the article, before jumping to narrow-minded conclusions.
 
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StabTiffy2B said:
Another case of read the article, before jumping to narrow-minded conclusions.
Not exactly, it appears to have been edited since this morning – at the time of posting the article said MEPs were due to vote.
 
#9
Goku said:
StabTiffy2B said:
Another case of read the article, before jumping to narrow-minded conclusions.
Not exactly, it appears to have been edited since this morning – at the time of posting the article said MEPs were due to vote.
Should you be right (no way to tell now), then wait for the outcome before jumping on the bandwagon.

Common Sense? :roll:
 
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StabTiffy2B said:
Goku said:
StabTiffy2B said:
Another case of read the article, before jumping to narrow-minded conclusions.
Not exactly, it appears to have been edited since this morning – at the time of posting the article said MEPs were due to vote.
Should you be right (no way to tell now), then wait for the outcome before jumping on the bandwagon.

Common Sense? :roll:
I saw it as yet another prime example of the pure stupidity of the meddling EU in our everyday lives. That such a law should get as far as seeking approval from the European parliament is laughable.
This was hardly ever a serious topic and was begging to be poked fun of.

Is it really worth you getting the arrse ache? :roll:
 
#12
This law as stupid as it sounds was actually intended to protect the employers against being sued by workers, and the workers from being forced to being exposed to the sun.

As it was explained on the telly here in Germany it would not force the busty barmaids to cover up just that the bosses could not insist that they wear the dirndl, which a lot of pub owners here do at the moment.

Also the boss would have to warn the workers about sun damage and stop workers sueing when/if they get skin cancer and blame the boss for making them work outside.

As with a lot of the stuff that comes out of the EU the original idea was a good one but the medja puts a pretty good spin on it in order (as always) to get a good story that will sell.

How many of these "straight banana" stories have actually been true as reported in the press? Very very few of them.

See the Euro Myths page for a list of the type of scare mongering that our wonderful media serves up on a regular basis.
 
#13
#14
Th evote effectively leaves it in the hands of national governments, so all coloured builders will be allowed to sue UK plc.
 
#16
StabTiffy2B said:
Goku said:
StabTiffy2B said:
Another case of read the article, before jumping to narrow-minded conclusions.
Not exactly, it appears to have been edited since this morning – at the time of posting the article said MEPs were due to vote.
Should you be right (no way to tell now), then wait for the outcome before jumping on the bandwagon.

Common Sense? :roll:
So we aren't allowed to discuss proposals until they have been voted on and it is too late to do anything about it?

This is a riduculous proposal, which at the bottom of the article said it is set to be challenged. People are educated enough about skin cancer nowadays, why should employers have to ban them. We are just opening ourselves up to more people being sued because they allowed people to wear what they wanted to wrk instead of forcing them to cover up. The most probable reason for the rise in skin cancer cases is the over use of sunbeds and that it is only in the past 50 or less years that sunbathing and having a suntan has become fashionable. People don't need to cover up just wear sun tan lotion.

A possible side eefect of all this scare mongering and over abuse of protection from the sun will lead to everybody getting a vitamin d deficiency and us going back to the days of people getting rickets etc.
 
#17
stoatman said:
The EU Bananas regulations is 2257/94, and specifies that they must be "free from abnormal curvature". It also specifies that bananas must be at least presented in hands of 4.

Why we need a supranational organisation telling us this stuff is completely beyond me.

http://europa.eu.int/eur-lex/lex/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=CELEX:31994R2257:EN:HTML
Isn't that just for bananas that are called premium or something similar. other banana can be sold but don't get the name because they aren't as good a quality.
 
#18
jest265 said:
stoatman said:
The EU Bananas regulations is 2257/94, and specifies that they must be "free from abnormal curvature". It also specifies that bananas must be at least presented in hands of 4.

Why we need a supranational organisation telling us this stuff is completely beyond me.

http://europa.eu.int/eur-lex/lex/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=CELEX:31994R2257:EN:HTML
Isn't that just for bananas that are called premium or something similar. other banana can be sold but don't get the name because they aren't as good a quality.
No, read it - it's the quality standard for all bananas. The "class" requirements for bananas are also specified in it.
 
#19
stoatman said:
jest265 said:
stoatman said:
No, read it - it's the quality standard for all bananas. .
I would, but I refuse to have anything to do with the EU and its stupid laws after having to do a module on it that was a complete nightmare.
 
#20
The last time Britain went into Europe with any degree of success was on 6 June 1944. :p
 

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