Eurocrats have been hoodwinked into eating cheap fish, an undercover investigation into Brussels restaurants has established.
EU officials are being ripped-off and their health put in danger by a “systemic” fraud in the Belgian dining scene that sees one in three fish dishes mislabelled.
An investigation by campaigners using undercover diners and DNA sample analysis found that even the restaurants of the European Commission and Parliament are, wittingly or unwittingly, passing off low-grade fillets as delicacies.
Investigators working with the University of Leuven sought to buy five kinds of fish – Atlantic cod, common sole, bluefin tuna, swordfish and ray – from restaurants surrounding EU offices and in Brussels’ tourist quarter.
In fact, they were served 36 kinds of fish – including four that could not be identified by laboratory analysis.
If the dullards who become bureaucrats cannot tell the difference then why should anyone else give a shit?
Except, of course, that because 10,000 dullards are being ripped off the 500 million people of Europe will be subjected to yet another layer of expensive and intrusive legislation. Hurrah etc. Because if one of the fuckers stubbed their toe they’d be waving around plans for a Common European Stair, wouldn’t they?