Is this story to be consigned to the set of essentialy true stories, with one minor detail wrong, that EU fanatics love to dismiss as crazy Euro Myths they can dispell? How they laugh at us EUsceptics believing in straight banana rules, when in fact it was the equally ridiculous straight cucumbers.
Now we have small kiwis. A grocer is being forced to throw away a consignment of kiwi fruit as they are too small. This isn’t consumer protection, consumers can see how small they are, or weigh them (in kilograms of course), they will not lose out. Most ridiculous of all, he would face a fine even if he gave them away to a hospital or old people’s home!
Why? Why? Why? What is the point in such a stupid regulation? Brussels or Whitehall, the idea that fruit is too small to give away is laughable. These are the dangers of rule by bureaucracy.