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Now EU targets our kettles,
toasters and even lawnmowers

Daily Express [UK], by Nathan Rao

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Posted By:Attercliffe, 9/4/2014 7:38:40 AM

The British way of life is under fresh threat from the EU as it targets the nation´s kettles, toasters and even lawnmowers. Campaigners last night rallied round to vent their fury as Brussels bureaucrats unveiled their latest plan to erode the "lifestyles and choices of ordinary people". It follows the banning this week of vacuum cleaners which have motors above the new EU limit of 1,600 watts in a bid to cut energy usage. The permitted wattage will be almost halved again from September 2017 as the limit is reduced to 900 watts. Dozens of other everyday appliances could have

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The Obama administration has already announced a similar ban following on the banning of EUs vacuum cleaners over 1600 watts last Monday. Be sure and make a note of this somewhere so you can take advantage of any sales and put the swag in the same place as your incandescent stash.

Re the 900 watts for vacuums? I bought a Dyson DC40 last weekend--it was 1200 watts.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: a man over thirty, 9/4/2014 8:00:46 AM     (No. 9992980)

News like this must set Obama, Pelosi and Reid´s hearts aflutter.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: lil dotty, 9/4/2014 8:09:01 AM     (No. 9992986)

These ´folks´ are as nutty as fruitcakes. If left up to them, we would be living on dirt floors, scrubbing said floors with soap and water. They truly want to take us back to the stone age of dinosaurs. Few of us would look as good as Raquel Welsh wrapped in animal fur/skin. Yes, this includes the ´Wild Won´ sitting in the OO.

BAN ELECTRIC TOOTHBRUSH!!!


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Reply 3 - Posted by: dwillyc, 9/4/2014 8:18:13 AM     (No. 9992992)

The end game of the EU is a return to serfdom for most and an unquestioned and wealthy ruling elite of the few

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Ken M., 9/4/2014 8:33:29 AM     (No. 9993017)

Bad link to article; it´s even corrupted on the Express´s page.

Try this:

http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/506749/European-ban-on-household-goods

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Reply 5 - Posted by: mc squared, 9/4/2014 9:17:39 AM     (No. 9993109)

The appliances will just run longer. It´s called (kilo)watt hours.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: mickturn, 9/4/2014 10:32:38 AM     (No. 9993249)

Well you clowns signed up to let those Bureaucrats run your lives, what did you expect? Maybe some hangings would get their attention!

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Attercliffe, 9/4/2014 12:53:59 PM     (No. 9993436)

Thanks for providing a proper link, #4. This time I have a really good excuse for screwing up--I had a dental appointment to make a permanent repair to a tooth that split off a chunk of itself--no decay, no bullet-biting, the chunk just fell off--I was eating green beans at the time. (I´d been fitted with a temp because I was waiting for the dental insurance to kick in from Mr. A´s new employer.)

I honestly do believe the loss of the chunk was due to "gritting my teeth" so often after reading what our dear leaders in Washington were or were not doing. And while I was at the dentist I was wondering if his drills, x-ray machines, and what have you were going to be under legislation to work slower.

Aaargh! What a horrible thought! Slower! It´s not completely out of the realm of fantasy.

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