One of the pleasures of eating out dipping your bread in some olive oil. However, the EU is moving to stop that little pleasure. Why? Well, it wants to protect us…
They are a staple on restaurant tables across the country, but the EU has decided to ban olive oil jugs in order to ‘protect customers’.The controversial move means that customers will now only be able dip their bread or garnish their food using oil from non-refillable and labelled bottles. A decision to ban the classic jugs and dipping bowls was made by a little-known Brussels committee earlier this week.
OK, I can see that there IS a point here that is fair enough. Restaurants can rip customers off by using low grade oils, I suppose, but I can honestly say in all the meals I have had where dipping of bread into olive oil bowls has been part of it, I never recoiled in epicurean horror at the quality of the olive oil dip. Once again the EU shows its natural tendency to BAN things.
I see that George Michael is recovering from head injuries after his car crashed on the M1. Eye witnesses say they heard an almighty WHAM. Paramedics on the scene said Mr Michael woke up before he go go’ed to hospital and was lucky he hadn’t been taken to the edge of heaven by passing bad boys….
I suppose Narcissus didn’t see any real harm in what he did. But others did;
President Obama humiliated the marine who he asked to hold his umbrella by making him ‘look like a butler’, a respected military general claimed today. Thomas McInerney, a former United States Air Force Lieutenant General, said that the President showed a ‘lack of respect’ by making the soldier shelter him from a shower. He also said that the President has plenty of aides so did not understand why one of them could not have held the umbrella…
The education secretary is like a “fanatical personal trainer” who urges schools to jump higher and run faster, a head teachers’ leader is to say. Bernadette Hunter, president of the NAHT, will say Michael Gove pays no heed to “the damage he is causing to the body or the system”.
What is wrong with the quest for excellence, exactly? What about the damage that these self indulgent unions have inflicted on generations of our children as they place their selfish interests FIRST? Gove is trying to encourage excellence although I think this is almost impossible in a State sector where Union bullies stifle every initiative.
Now THIS is excellent news! It is time that the pension apartheid ENDED
Doctors, nurses, teachers and local government staff will see the income from their ‘gold-plated’ public sector pensions slashed by more than a THIRD under the Government’s reform plans. Some four million public sector workers will see their retirement income take a huge hit as the Government looks to cut its pension liabilities by a quarter by 2065.
Even a third of a reduction is not sufficient to bring them into line with that those who fund them ie the Private sector, have to endure.
Takes me back, this does, mainly to my mate getting a mouthful from a bird in a Newcastle club after I’d pinched her arse and turned away, leaving him to face the music. This was playing at the time. Yep, it always makes me smile when I hear it -
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