Disappointed by the distinct lack of punnage in Chris Huhne’s press release about Cadbury’s today. Okay, there is “melting away” but that is obvious.
It does remind me of a press release I wrote for one of his erstwhile European colleagues a few years ago though:
“Yesterday’s news will be a boost for Cadbury’s workers in Bournville and Marlbrook.”
“Too many countries in the EU continue to pursue protectionist policies wrapped in jargon about consumer rights. This case proves the system works. However, like France’s illegal ban on British beef it has gone on for far too long. The EU Parliament and Council came to an agreement on this issue two years ago, slightly fudging the issue by allowing British-style chocolate to be sold across Europe as ‘family milk chocolate’. Yet Italy and Spain have been free to defy this knowing it would be years while the case was dragged through the courts.
“We need a system that allows the Commission to implement EU rules and regulations without going down the curly-wurly route of the Court of Justice. Without this reform, the EU‘s ability to implement its own laws will continue to look distinctly flakey.”
Look upon my works ye mighty, and despair!