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Earl Erroll is pondering the perils of over-regulation.
I have a Kit-Kat here. Have I read any of this stuff on it? No, I haven’t got time, but I am sure it is all good, well meaning stuff on the labelling. I have not got powerful enough glasses for that any longer, anyway. In order to make the text bigger they would have to make the packaging bigger, in which case they would increase the waste, in which case we would have more landfill and other undesirable effects.
As the noble Earl said,
I suppose my message is very simple. Let us have some common sense. I know it is not common and I do not know whether I have it. [Hansard]


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Oct. 8th, 2010 09:05 am (UTC)
That is an awesome, rambling speech. He just goes on and on and on!!
Oct. 8th, 2010 01:21 pm (UTC)
Easy: put a URL on the label that points to a page with all the non-urgent info. Clearly, stuff about potential dangers should go on the actual label, though - there's no use in having "May contain nuts" on the web page.
Oct. 8th, 2010 06:19 pm (UTC)
Bigger chocolate bars.
Oct. 9th, 2010 12:21 pm (UTC)
I want him to deliver this speech in a blacked out studio, peering at the KitKat which is spotlit on a little plinth.

So Lords can bring snacks into the House? Is there a lot of rustling?
Oct. 9th, 2010 12:25 pm (UTC)
Two more takeaways from that speech: the 'concept of pudding' and the notion that paedophiles are making children fat.
Oct. 12th, 2010 05:18 pm (UTC)
They don’t normally bring in snacks. And to be fair to him, he only brandished the Kit-Kat as a prop, rather than taking big bites and then spitting chocolate flakes over the peers sitting in front of him during his speech. For this restraint—given that he reveals in his speech that when it comes to food he normally displays all the abstemiousness and willpower of a stoned seven year-old—he should clearly be applauded.

> the 'concept of pudding'

Hansard inexplicably chose not to fully do justice to the noble Earl’s rather excitable speaking style at this point. In full:
Earl Erroll: That was the concept of the pudding and things.
Oct. 17th, 2010 03:13 am (UTC)
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