Timmy ElsewhereJanuary 30, 2008 Tim WorstallTimmy Elsewhere1 CommentAt The Business. A note from Portugal and more EU silliness. previousIdiot Lefty Statement of the DaynextTimmy Elsewhere 1 thought on “Timmy Elsewhere” Andrew Zalotocky January 30, 2008 at 11:34 pm This comment is about the “silliness” article – I tried posting it at The Business, but the comments form didn’t seem to work so I’m putting it here instead: The goals of the European Commission are to increase its own power and create a single European state, so you should ask yourself how this initiative promotes those objectives. Firstly, it allows the Commission to use consumer protection as a pretext for ever-greater regulation of any industry it wants to control. Secondly, by demanding that prices be similar throughout the EU the Commission can force companies to treat Europe as if it was already a single country. Thirdly, it is hard to see how prices can be forced to the same level throughout the EU without the “harmonisation” of taxes that the Commission has long sought. It would also require every country in the EU to adopt similar regulations about working hours, employee benefits, etc. to minimise the differences in labour costs. This is not a silly proposal, it’s a devious one. Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.