When you see the ridiculous regulations that the Brits had to put up with from the EU, you will wonder why they didn’t make their exit sooner than they did.
1. Ban on curvy bananas and crooked cucumbers
The first – and one which reared its head as the Brexit and Remain camps drew up their battles lines – was the banana regulation.
An example often cited as ‘legislative heavy-handedness’ was the EU ban on ‘bendy bananas’ and crooked cucumbers.
A 1994 EU regulation specified that bananas must be ‘free from abnormal curvature.’