British tea, it’s a deeply loved institution. But the EU wants to ban certain kettles and toasters for environmental reasons, (the world is going insane) both appliances being key to the afternoon snack.
This was supposed to stay on the down low before the upcoming “Brexit” vote lest it tip the scales away from Britons staying within the German dominated European super state.
(From The Telegraph)
The EU is poised to ban high-powered appliances such as kettles, toasters, hair-dryers within months of Britain’s referendum vote, despite senior officials admitting the plan has brought them “ridicule”.
The European Commission plans to unveil long-delayed ‘ecodesign’ restrictions on small household appliances in the autumn. They are expected to ban the most energy-inefficient devices from sale in order to cut carbon emissions.
The plans have been ready for many months, but were shelved for fear of undermining the referendum campaign if they were perceived as an assault on the British staples of tea and toast.