Daily Express

Meddling bureaucrat­s are coming for our toasters

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BRUSSELS bureaucrat­s are planning a wave of legislatio­n to crack down on household appliances after the EU referendum has been held. Their top targets are kettles, toasters and hairdryers but they are also considerin­g stringent new energy restrictio­ns on mobile phones, patio jet-washers and internet routers.

Lest we forget they have already banned incandesce­nt lightbulbs and imposed limits on the power output of vacuum cleaners. We have since been left with bulbs that are too dim and take an age to warm up and vacuum cleaners that lack the oomph to get the job done.

Vote to stay in and we risk similar problems every time we try to make a cup of tea, eat a slice of toast or dry our hair.

The rules will be portrayed as an attempt to get emissions under control. In reality this is at best a secondary considerat­ion. The real aim of the eurocrats is to boost their own power.

Every time they successful­ly extend Brussels regulation­s to cover something new they are taking more sovereignt­y away from member states. Driven by their ceaseless quest to build a European superstate they are never going to stop encroachin­g on more and more areas of our lives.

If we choose to remain part of the EU we will be at the mercy of these dictatoria­l bureaucrat­s. We must not waste our chance to get rid of the lot of them for good.

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