Ministers to KEEP EU’s bonkers bendy banana law in major U-turn
BONKERS EU red tape that covers the bends in bananas is not on the list of Brussels laws being scrapped.
Thousands of EU rules and regulations will remain part of British law after a major U-turn by ministers — to the fury of Brexiteers.Jacob Rees-Mogg compared the PM to an aristocratic tyrant for breaking the vow to cut red tape[/caption] EU Regulation No 1333/2011 demands top grade bananas must be free from ‘abnormal curvature’[/caption]
That includes the infamous EU Regulation No 1333/2011 that governs the “marketing standards and requirements in the banana sector”.
It demands top grade “extra class” bananas must be free from “abnormal curvature of the fingers.”
Defects in shape are allowed on Class I and II gradings of the elongated yellow fruit.
But the rules are not among the 600 pieces of EU legislation being rolled back after ministers went back on their promise to ditch all remaining Brussels law by the end of the year.
Rishi Sunak promised a bonfire of red tape within 100 days of taking office.
Former Business Secretary Jacob Rees-Mogg compared the PM to an aristocratic tyrant for breaking the vow.
He told the BBC Mr Sunak was acting like a Borgia — an Italian family known for treachery.
He said: “He has broken his word — this is very serious. I’m afraid it’s no good being holier-than-thou if you then end up behaving like a Borgia.”
Trade Secretary Kemi Badenoch told TalkTV Brexiteer MPs were talking a big talk but she was taking action.