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    The Common Fisheries Policy. The price the UK had to pay for joining the EEC was to hand over territorial rights to its waters. Heath was such a desperate idiot, he signed up willingly.

    The idiotic directive to limit the power consumption of household appliances. Which means it takes longer to boil a kettle, toast some toast, vacuum the house, and there's probably more. So by limiting the power consumption of a device, you need to use it for longer, thus ultimately not saving any power. Big gold star to the fookwit who came up with that one.

    Lightbulbs. They all now have to be LED. Which is fine, except they cost ten times more than the old ones. Which lasted for years. The LED ones are supposed to last much longer than the old ones, so that means they should last forever - in human terms. Except they don't. (The more expensive the brand - Phillips, I'm looking at you here - the more likely they are to pack up after just a few months.) So the small saving in electricity costs is instantly negated by the huge cost in replacing a lightbulb which would have cost a quid, but now costs nearly a tenner. Nice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zigenare View Post
    Did you dream up that retort all by yourself? Go on, admit it, sasguru gave you some help, didn't he?
    So one Brexiter with no idea.

    But the score is 50%, with our dear friend Mordac.
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    The directive demanding 10% of all fuel has to be biofuel by 2020. I have no idea whether that target was met, but I do know half* of south-east Asia has been burnt down to plant palm-oil**, for the purpose of selling it to EU nations at over-inflated prices, just to meet an arbitrary target which was fookwittery of the highest order in the first place.

    *Exaggeration, it's not half. Yet.
    **Yes I know you don't plant palm-oil, you plant palm-oil trees.

    The Common Fisheries Policy. The price the UK had to pay for joining the EEC was to hand over territorial rights to its waters. Heath was such a desperate idiot, he signed up willingly.

    The idiotic directive to limit the power consumption of household appliances. Which means it takes longer to boil a kettle, toast some toast, vacuum the house, and there's probably more. So by limiting the power consumption of a device, you need to use it for longer, thus ultimately not saving any power. Big gold star to the fookwit who came up with that one.

    Lightbulbs. They all now have to be LED. Which is fine, except they cost ten times more than the old ones. Which lasted for years. The LED ones are supposed to last much longer than the old ones, so that means they should last forever - in human terms. Except they don't. (The more expensive the brand - Phillips, I'm looking at you here - the more likely they are to pack up after just a few months.) So the small saving in electricity costs is instantly negated by the huge cost in replacing a lightbulb which would have cost a quid, but now costs nearly a tenner. Nice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mordac View Post

    The idiotic directive to limit the power consumption of household appliances. Which means it takes longer to boil a kettle, toast some toast, vacuum the house, and there's probably more. So by limiting the power consumption of a device, you need to use it for longer, thus ultimately not saving any power. Big gold star to the fookwit who came up with that one.

    Lightbulbs. They all now have to be LED. Which is fine, except they cost ten times more than the old ones. Which lasted for years. The LED ones are supposed to last much longer than the old ones, so that means they should last forever - in human terms. Except they don't. (The more expensive the brand - Phillips, I'm looking at you here - the more likely they are to pack up after just a few months.) So the small saving in electricity costs is instantly negated by the huge cost in replacing a lightbulb which would have cost a quid, but now costs nearly a tenner. Nice.
    You must just have really crap electrical gear in your household as I personally haven't seen either of the above. I have a new kettle and toaster to replace mine which were about 15 years old and they are definitely quicker, the kettle especially. The LEDs with which I replaced the crappy energy saving bulbs 4 years ago are still fine....

    Less is more as domestic energy consumption falls | Financial Times

    Efficiency improvements for things like toilets and lightbulbs, passed by the Commission of Jose Manuel Barroso which ended in 2014, prompted negative press, particularly in the United Kingdom.
    Juncker wasn't a fan though..

    Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said on Thursday (23 February) that he “fought like a lion” against “ill-inspired Commissioners” who thought the EU should regulate the flushing of toilets.
    Brexit is having a wee in the middle of the room at a house party because nobody is talking to you, and then complaining about the smell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NotAllThere View Post
    So one Brexiter with no idea.

    But the score is 50%, with our dear friend Mordac.
    50% - do I win a prize, or are you calling me a half-wit?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mordac View Post
    The directive demanding 10% of all fuel has to be biofuel by 2020. I have no idea whether that target was met, but I do know half* of south-east Asia has been burnt down to plant palm-oil**, for the purpose of selling it to EU nations at over-inflated prices, just to meet an arbitrary target which was fookwittery of the highest order in the first place.

    *Exaggeration, it's not half. Yet.
    **Yes I know you don't plant palm-oil, you plant palm-oil trees.
    Is that the same palm oil that a group of 27 countries is working on banning?
    EU Labels Biofuel From Palm Oil As Unsustainable, Bans Subsidies
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mordac View Post
    50% - do I win a prize, or are you calling me a half-wit?
    Well. First they came for the vacuum cleaners: will it be kettles next? - Full Fact
    the EU is considering regulation which would limit the amount of energy appliances such as kettles and hairdryers use. A study into the proposals has been drafted, but no legislation has been brought forward yet.
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    We should ask this bloke:

    https://twitter.com/luckyma_man/stat...551740928?s=04

    I voted Leave because of our infrastructure-but I don't know what Infrastructure actually is---but I thought I'd use the word because I just heard someone say it---but I don't know much about Brussels...but listen
    Brexit is having a wee in the middle of the room at a house party because nobody is talking to you, and then complaining about the smell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WTFH View Post
    Is that the same palm oil that a group of 27 countries is working on banning?
    EU Labels Biofuel From Palm Oil As Unsustainable, Bans Subsidies
    Better late than never I suppose, and too late to save swathes of rainforest, but at least someone now realises what a truly crap idea it was.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mordac View Post
    Better late than never I suppose, and too late to save swathes of rainforest, but at least someone now realises what a truly crap idea it was.
    And Leave don’t want the UK to follow suit.

    So, as you say, better late than never for the EU to do something, while the UK is going for “never”
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    Quote Originally Posted by WTFH View Post
    And Leave don’t want the UK to follow suit.

    So, as you say, better late than never for the EU to do something, while the UK is going for “never”
    Erm, not quite as simple as that. Here's what was mentioned back in 2018...

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