Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Long Live the Pint

Not much good comes out of Brussels, the EU capital. Most of what comes out of the European Parliament are laws and regulations restricting the lives and actions of formerly free Europeans. But, once again, the Brits have foiled the Ministers of Brussels.

The English pint survives. The EU had tried to force pubs to serve beers and ales by the half-liter. After much deliberation, Parliament voted to give up and let Britain keep the pint, the mile, and all imperial measures.

Minister for Europe Caroline Flint said the agreement will save British companies additional labeling costs during troubled economic times.

"It's a victory for common sense," she said. "It shows that the EU is listening to the concerns of businesses and consumers and is not intent on imposing a 'one-size fits all' regime where unnecessary."
It's an historical truism that people will suffer almost any indignity, any hardship, any insult and abuse. But, when the alcohol supply is threatened, trouble always ensues.

The life of Indigo Red is full of adventure. Tune in next time for the Further Adventures of Indigo Red.

1 comment:

dcat said...

You bet your sweet ass trouble will always ensues!

I love my pint of blackhook!