Take our popular Coracle Quiz on EU Directive 1333/2011!
All right, here's some context, and some help getting at least one question correct.
You can't move for headlines about the EU referendum at the moment. At least you couldn't, if headlines were a tangible thing. For me, I was -2 years old when the last one happened, and thus wasn't eligible to vote then. I am now. The result of this will effect Coracle, as well as my life, my work, my travel. I'm quite engaged in the whole thing.
One common anti-EU argument is bureaucracy. One of the most famous cases of that is the "Bendy Banana" directive. The original bendy banana directive was from the 90's and has since been repealed.
I thought I'd use my engineering brain to take a deeper look at the piece of EU legislation which replaced it to see if I felt if it was reasonable or too much like red tape. The full transcript of the directive is here.
You'll be tested on this!
I've had a good read through and I feel I understand it well enough to make a quiz about it. Did I mention that you should take our popular quiz on EU Directive 1333/2011?
A large part of this directive says that if you are selling something called "A banana", then it should be a banana. It's a property of the written word that makes describing what a banana is quite verbose and a bit dull. But that's international trade agreements for you, EU or otherwise.
This directive makes clear that these banana verification checks only happen at packing or loading between ports. It doesn't say anything about how bananas can be sold to you in a shop. After all you can buy yellow bananas, which wouldn't be permitted by this directive if that was the case.
Maybe we should build some EU directive courses here at Coracle...