EU TO BAN HIGH POWERED VACUUM CLEANERS – What? I know you’re probably thinking that the editor is on some form of fantasy trip for how could the EU contemplate such nonsense whilst the EU is collapsing under the weight of incompetency and debt at your expense.
You might be thinking that those non-elected dictators would be busy toiling away towards a system where MEPs are not only fully accountable for their actions but also to make advances so that the taxpayer isn’t constantly being fleeced by them and the European Parliament.
Alas no such advancements are being made and I assure you the headline is in fact accurate for President Barroso has implemented new legislation that will ban all vacuum cleaners that exceed a 1,600W motor unit next September.
Wait for it… by 2017 the new legislation will be extended further by banning all vacuum cleaners over 900W.
This all comes under the European Commission’s ‘Eco’ rules and is designed specifically to cut the amount of energy the average household uses to vacuum their homes.
Now you might be thinking that such an idea is quite admirable; after all energy prices are rising and we need to do more to protect our environment by reducing overall energy consumption.
Unfortunately, as is often the way with the EU, there doesn’t appear to have been much research.
In the UK the average vacuum cleaner has a 1,800W motor. Consumers purchase such machines for two basic reasons; firstly they are more efficient at picking up dirt and secondly they significantly reduce the time it takes to vacuum a floor.
On that note you can now see why the likes of Sir James Dyson has done so well for he managed to invent a vacuum cleaner that was powerful, efficient and saved time cleaning.
With these new regulations it is also understandable why Sir James is so angered by the proposal; it’s as if President Barroso wants to sink yet another British company in what appears to be a lifelong goal; that is crippling Britain’s ability to innovate, manufacture and above all create jobs.
So will the EU’s perception of reducing the motor wattage of vacuum cleaners actually save energy?
According to the likes of Dyson the move will do nothing to make vacuum cleaners more environmentally friend and will simply lead to a reduced efficiency in the home.
Critics of the new regulations state that certainly less power will be consumed but it will take four times as long to clean a specific area and therefore such a move is unlikely to have any power savings.
It actually gets worse… President Barroso is not merely content with reducing motor wattage but also is implementing new efficiency ratings from A to G. The ratings will be provided on the basis of the amount of energy a cleaner consumes, the amount of dust produced by ‘exhaust air’ and the amount of noise a particular cleaner makes.
It really does appear that President Barroso will be able to create many new jobs in the EU in order to determine these attributes and enforce them; I wonder what family members he and the other dictators have lined up for the jobs.
In my view the only politician who clearly has a handle on the EU is Nigel Farage. Yes, Mr. Cameron may think that UKIP, indeed Mr. Farage is a fruit cake and a closet racist, but the truth is that only Mr. Farage can see the destructive nature to our membership in the EU and the further the EU interferes with Britain the more taxpayer’s money it will waste and the more jobs in Britain it will destroy.
As I watch the electoral polls it doesn’t surprise me in the least that UKIP continues to nudge ahead. UKIP might just be Britain’s last hope in the next General Election to put an end to this madness.
Yes, I will confess that UKIP is an unknown quantity in politics per says; that is they’re never held power. However what do we have remaining? Labour? Tory? Lim Dem?
We’ve tried this lot numerous times with the same results; higher national debt and an increasing handover of Britain’s powers to the EU.
I really do believe that it is time the British public realised that UKIP might be our last and only chance.
It is interesting to note that Nigel Farage once referred to Mr Barroso as the most dangerous man in Europe due to his incessant grab for power – can anyone provide an argument against such an allegation?