June 25, 2003


Could Europe get any more rulebound?

Advertisements that affront "human dignity" by demeaning women would be prohibited under proposals being drafted by the European Commission.

Television programmes would also be censored to ensure there was no promotion of gender stereotypes.

Tabloid newspaper Page Three pictures would also be threatened. Most forms of gender discrimination - either for or against women - would become illegal, affecting welfare benefits, education and health insurance.

And these people worry about Ashcroft. Please.

Posted by Tim Blair at June 25, 2003 07:41 PM | TrackBack

Back in February, I mentioned a game devised by William Holzer. Go to google and do a search on the words: "EU", "regulation", and a noun of your choice. It's right scary!

Posted by: Cracker Barrel Philosopher at June 25, 2003 09:30 PM

Think of how much easier it will be once the Europeans simply throw up their hands and say, "Show us what we can and should do, oh lords!" instead of trying to navigate themselves among the things they cannot do.

Posted by: Brian J. at June 25, 2003 10:33 PM

I also like the page 3 girls blog.

Posted by: Andjam at June 25, 2003 11:15 PM

Don't miss this part, either:

"Mrs Diamantopoulou has so far succeeded in pushing through legislation such as a "Vibrations Directive" limiting the time farmers can spend on tractors and a "Noise Directive" restricting decibel levels in the workplace."

No word yet on how often the EU intends that its citizens should go potty.

Posted by: Bruce at June 26, 2003 02:58 AM

does the eu have regulations on how toilet paper is to be spooled? i always get confused if it's to hang down the front or the back...

Posted by: Mr. Bingley at June 26, 2003 01:30 PM

Followed your lead Cracker Barrel Phil.: scary? had to check hair hadn't fallen out.The entries and documents put byond doubt why Euros are prize pillocks and their countries disappearing down the economic crapper.

Posted by: d at June 26, 2003 03:53 PM

Bruce, can we have more info about that EU vibrator directive - something about how much time you can spend on one?

Posted by: rob at June 26, 2003 03:58 PM