further to my posting at CLICK HERE & regardless of the fact that the ghastly Kinnocks were not in fact elected they did both get themselves onto the Gravy Train in the EU and buried their snouts deep in the troughs in total disregard for the best interests of the peoples of Britain who they so ingloriously betrayed.
& on the First Day God may well have said 'let there be light' but it looks as if after a mere century of rational effective electric lighting the EU in its crass determination to control all that is idiotic and more besides have decided they will destroy both our lighting, our low price bulbs and our health in one 'swell floop' by forcing us against all rational sense to use the inefficient and toxic CFL bulbs.
It would seem from The Telegraph today that not content with interfering they intend to recruit an army of Jobs Worths and sordid snoops to join the rest of their army of parasites in QUANGOs and Councils who so readily obfuscate what must be some 6,000,000 unemployed.
See at the end of the Telegraph article why stock piling is not a viable option!
Public told to snoop on light bulb law breakers
The public have been asked to 'snoop' on shopkeepers who continue to sell traditional light bulbs banned by Europe.
24 Aug 2009
The public have been told to report shopkeepers who continue to sell traditional light bulbs
From September 1, it will be illegal to import conventional pearl or frosted bulbs of any shape or wattage. Traditional incandescent bulbs of 100 watts will also be banned under European law aimed at reducing energy bills and carbon dioxide emissions.
They will be replaced by energy saving lights, which usually use flourescent tubes, but it is thought some consumers will still prefer their 'traditional' bulbs, particularly for reading lamps.
There is evidence of people hoarding the old fashioned bulbs around Europe and enforcement agencies are ready to crack down on unscrupulous businessmen who continue to import the "illegal bulbs" from factories in China.
In Britain, trading standards officers will be carrying out inspections and are asking members of the public to report any shop continuing to stock the illegal bulbs.
Any individual found importing the bulbs into the EU will face a £5,000 fine and it could be an unlimited amount for big companies.
The Department for the Environment insisted it was necessary to use the law to ensure people buy energy efficient bulbs that will save them around £37 per annum on energy bills and save the UK one million tonnes of carbon every year.
But opposition politicians said people remain concerned about the health effects and quality of light of energy saving bulbs and should not be made to snoop on each other.
Although most large retailers in the UK began to phase out 100W bulbs at the beginning of this year, independent retailers continue to sell the traditional models.
A Defra spokesman said: ''The public could tip off trading standards if they know someone to be illegally importing 100W or frosted light bulbs, just as they would if they found dangerous toys or appliances.
"Trading Standards could then follow the normal procedure to test the bulbs, find proof of date of purchase and could then challenge the importer through the courts. The enforcement of this new legislation is important to maintain fairness to honest retailers and importers and to protect consumers."
Nick Herbert, the Tory environment spokesman, said it was a waste of taxpayers' money.
"People will be incandescent about such a waste of public money. At a time of economic gloom this proposal will create more heat than light."
Sales of incandescent light bulbs have risen by 34 per cent year-on-year in Germany in the first six months of 2009, consumer research group GfK found
Syed Kamall, a Tory MEP, said he continues to receive letters and emails from people who want to stick with incandescent light bulbs.
He said the Government should be meeting the concerns of those who do not like the bulbs rather than punishing people who continue to use them.
"It is a completely over the top reaction. The problem is not people stocking up or importing incandescent light bulbs, the issue is that there continue to be concerns about the health effects of energy saving light bulbs," he said.
Nigel Farrage, the leader of UKIP, said the public should not be encouraged to snoop.
"Under this Government we begin to resemble East Germany in the 1980s where we snoop and report on local businesses," he said. "No doubt the next move will be to snoop on your parents if they continue to use old fashioned light bulbs."
The low energy lights use a fifth of the energy of incandescent lights, cost around £3 each but should last around seven years.
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As I am sure you are aware 'snooping' was the concept widely used by The Gestapo where it was required that good party members provided written 'Denouncements', whether true or false The Gestapo would then have an excuse to act against those whose property they wanted or who stood between them and their evil aspirations and many aqn innocent individual was sent for 'retraining' via a programme of 'Arbeit Macht Frei' to Bergen Belsen, Ravensbruk, Treblinca or Auschwitz!
In the USSR an arm of the KGB used officially employed watchers for the state, most of whom would otherwise have been unemployed so obliged with information, often false, to ensure they too were not sent for retraining at the Gullags.
In East Germany the snoopers of the STASI were legion and many young women were actively recruited by such as Marcus Wolfe to move into other countries and allign themselves with minor politicians and if possible marry them - long term deep cover agents.
All so very like the way the EU is becoming!!
Although Edison filament light bulbs have been known to last for almost 100 years the bulbs available in Britain will have a very short life expectancy if used in Britain - just as the CFL bulbs will not fulfil their potential! The bulb failure rate is because the bulbs now on supply in Britain be they Edison filament bulbs or CFLs are produced to a standard to suit continental Europe where circuitry runs at 210>230 volt.
Britain in the idiotic EU belief that one size fits all has made an issue of compliance - however if you meter the supply in your home you will find the supply, despite claims to the contrary by the suppliers, runs at 220>240 volt. It is NOT the amount of power that blows the bulbs but surges - thus if a bulb is turned on on a dimmer and incrementally raised it should theoretically last indeffinitly sadly however if the bulb is manufactured to run at 210>230 volt no amount of care will help it survive surges to 240 volt.
All so very EU and so typically dishonest!
It is claimed a Million Tons of CO2 will be saved - so what? There is absolutely no clear scientific evidence that a rise in CO2 is in any way harmful and there is clear and irrefutable evidence that CO2 rises upto 800 years AFTER periods of global warming and none that it has any causal effect!
Perhaps it is time that the public started snooping on the false science and considered howmuch grant money could be saved by not funding the projects of those who lie to us!
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