Filter coffee machines will have to turn off automatically to help save energy, under new European Union rules.
All of the devices on sale for domestic use from next year will be required to go into “standby mode” after brewing the drink, the Sun reported.
The European Commission said the changes would save money on electricity bills and were “supported by consumer and industry organisations” as well as member states including the UK.
The problem with this layer of government is that it’s dominated by Adam Smith’s men with a plan. And there’s no area of life too trivial for them to try and plan either.
No, seriously, think about this for a minute. Several thousand people laboured mightily to bring this about. The EU Commission worked on it, proposed it. The Parliament voted on it. National Ministers approved it. Quite literally thousands of people worked to bring this about. We have to pay all of these people very decent salaries indeed as well. Absolutely no one of these people costs us less than £100,000 a year. And yet this is the sort of triviality they turn their minds to? When there are still serious problems, say the existence of Simon Cowell, that need to be attended to?
This is the problem with the EU. It puts in power the sort of cunts who think that this is a problem even worth considering.
Hang the lot of ’em.