John F Kennedy once said "Consumers, by definition, include us all…. yet they are the only important group…. whose views are often not heard." The European Commission is working hard to change this.
Oooh, ooh, excellent news!
So we\’re going to tear down the customs barriers then, are we? Abolish all quotas, declare unilateral free trade with the rest of the world? You know, get rid of all those barriers that favour producers over consumers?
Empowering consumers can also help break down barriers between Europe\’s national markets. The internal market in Europe will offer empowered consumers more choice.
Eh, we\’ve already got free trade in the internal market. Your work there is done. When are you going to free the access of the 450 million consumers to the produce of the world?
Hmm, of that, sadly, there is nothing. Fiddling at the margins without addressing the major issue: how like a European politician.
Can we leave yet?