Tuesday 21 November 2006


When state officials do something utterly, utterly stupid

A SPICY sausage known as the Welsh Dragon will have to be renamed after trading standards' officers warned the manufacturers that they could face prosecution because it does not contain dragon.

— they often defend themselves by claiming that they are merely protecting a purely hypothetical group of people even more stupid than themselves.

A Powys County Council spokesman said: "The product was not sufficiently precise to inform a purchaser of the true nature of the food."

Insert joke here about EU legislation forcing relocation of all British prostitutes to the town of Bakewell.

Anyway, there are two possibilities here. Either trading standards regulations are now being rigorously and jobsworthily enforced on every single product in Powys, or this case was considered a higher priority than some other case. The latter is clearly absurd.

It must be nice, living in Powys, knowing that there's not a single dishonest mechanic or builder left in the land.

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