Wednesday, 10 March 2021

Domestic appliances to last longer

 There was a big song-and-dance on BBC Breakfast this morning about proposed legislation to guarantee a "right to repair" for domestic goods. Apart from the trendy illustrations (provided by the Johnson spin machine, perhaps?) it all seemed very familiar. Sure enough, it turned out to be the result of another rolled-over EU directive

While I applaud the administration's determination to continue the good things about the EU's legislation, and understand the Conservatives' reluctance to give credit where credit is due in the face of continued Europhobia on their benches, I do wonder what will happen when the existing directives run out. When the EU legislates new improvements to standards, will the government follow suit? Will they even initiate improvements off their own bat, as pre-Brexit propaganda implied?

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