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Now EU targets our kettles, toasters and even lawnmowers

Campaigners last night rallied round to vent their fury as Brussels bureaucrats unveiled their latest plan to erode the "lifestyles and choices of ordinary people".

It follows the banning this week of vacuum cleaners which have motors above the new EU limit of 1,600 watts in a bid to cut energy usage.

The permitted wattage will be almost halved again from September 2017 as the limit is reduced to 900 watts.

Dozens of other everyday appliances could have the power sucked out of them too and some scrapped altogether if new rules around climate change are brought in.

A report published by Deloitte and commissioned by the European Commission, the EU's executive body, sets out plans to look at the energy usage of a range of items and whether they could be made more efficient.

As well the staples of the kitchen the kettle and the toaster, the list of around 30 appliance categories in the EU's sights includes heated greenhouses, power tools, aquarium lights and filters and gym equipment.

Mixers, rice cookers, blenders and deep fat fryers are also under threat although meat slicers and popcorn machines are to be spared the chop as they are "niche markets".

http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/...9/European-ban-on-household-goods
MOJO

Looks like we'll be back to using candles next! Confused
Barbie

Rolling Eyes

Brussels should mind it's own...
Alice

Too much interference from the EU.  When we get the vote, or should I say if we get the vote I will be voting to come out!

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