EU CANDLE PLAN SHOULD BE SNUFFED OUT
EU plans to regulate candles should be snuffed out, said local UKIP MEP Paul Nuttall.
“Which overpaid and under-worked jobsworths in a Brussels dreamt up this latest madness? I bet they think they are a bright spark. I think they’re a waste of space.
“We all know that tragically fires do occasionally happen because of candles but that is down to human error and not because they are a millimetre too tall or wide. EU ‘elf ’n safety meddling won’t save lives but will cost money, especially for small manufacturers,” he said.
The EU rules, contained in a four page document, talk of ‘European standards for candles, candle supports, containers and accessories’ in accordance with official EU product safety instructions.
Candles ‘shall remain stable’ while burning with a holder or container, and that flames ‘shall have a maximum height which shall be established at a safe level.’
“Everyone already knows that candles need to be stable to be safe and we don’t need the same clowns who have already banned our traditional lightbulbs interfering,” said Mr Nuttall, UKIP deputy leader.
“There are massive problems facing Europe which need urgent answers but here we have another example of the EU solving a problem that doesn’t exist.
“While they are at it are they also planning to outlaw Christingle services with all those children carrying life threatening candles in churches up and down the land? Frankly no edict from Brussels could surprise me any more.
“The EU has money to burn – including our £55m a day – and here they are using candles to set fire to some of it,” he added.