Saturday, 23 October 2010

What A 'Lulu'!

The editorial in today's Daily Telegraph has to be read more than once to make sure that what your eyes actually saw is correct. Discussing the need to liberate businesses from red tape, unnecessary taxes and regulations, we then read:
"We urge ministers to approach the task of regeneration in a spirit of boldness, passing new laws if necessary to circumvent EU regulations designed for slow-paced, state-directed economic activity." (my emphasis)
Ok, being a pedant yet again - but do not the Telegraph know that any EU regulation (if they have used the word in the 'technical' sense) cannot be deviated from, nor circumvented, and is immediately binding throughout the EU without any input from Parliament?

If by the word 'regulation' they mean Directives, then again the 'core' of the Directive has to be imposed - MPs can add, or 'gold-plate', but again they cannot deviate from, nor circumvent from the 'core' requirement.

What F'Wit wrote this 'Editorial', God only knows and perhaps he/she needs to go back to school. To quote the last words of their editorial:
"And if that involves catching a bus, so be it."

2 comments:

James Higham said...

Ok, being a pedant yet again - but do not the Telegraph know that any EU regulation (if they have used the word in the 'technical' sense) cannot be deviated from, nor circumvented, and is immediately binding throughout the EU without any input from Parliament?

Precisely - not an effing clue, those people.

Witterings From Witney said...

James, Language, did not know you had it in you!