The European Union has been criticised for penalising mothers who do not breastfeed their babies by denying them free parking and reward points at supermarkets.
The little-known rule bans supermarket promotions for mothers who buy baby formula in order to encourage them to breastfeed their children.
I know we’re leaving anyway but can’t we raze the buildings to the ground, sell the population into slavery and sow the ground with salt before we do?
Many stores offer free parking, or a parking refund, to customers who spend a minimum amount. This counts as a promotion – something not allowed on formula milk under the Infant Formula and Follow-on Formula Regulations (2007), an EU directive .
Or perhaps just hang them all?
It’s not even the particular rule itself. It’s that there’s anyone idiot enough out there to think that there should be a law about this. But then that’s what the EU really is. A system of being ruled by the sort of people who think there should be laws about this sort of thing.