February 8, 2010
A small victory for the forces of light against the Dark Empire today, with a retraction by the Daily Express of its ludicrous allegation that the European Commission wanted to ban milk jugs.
The London representation of the Commission explains its original objection here: http://euonym.wordpress.com/2010/02/03/milk-and-honey/
And the Daily Express website today carries what it calls an apology here – http://www.express.co.uk/posts/view/156894/-Milk-jugs-ban-an-apology – although to whom it is apologising is not entirely clear.
As a story, it was a pretty silly one, and I don’t suppose anyone who was positively disposed towards the European Union will have had their opinion changed by it, but it is part of an overall background noise that confirms eurosceptics in their anti-EU position. We have grown familiar with this over the years, but we should never get used to it.
What is this shows conclusively is the way the British eurosceptic media works. This story has no connection with the European Union at all, but a British tabloid newspaper is so desperate to publish material critical of the EU that it will try and twist anything it can in the direction it wants to go. And these are the people who complain that the EU cannot be trusted by the public …Author : European Movement UK