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August 28, 2009

British Nanny Statists Forbid Glass

Posted by Dave Blount at August 28, 2009 9:41 AM

Airstrip One proves once again that there is no limit to what liberals will forbid in the name of nanny state totalitarianism. The government is now moving to impose plastic cups on pubs, lest people get cut by broken glasses.

Nick Verebelyi has been charged with designing a new receptacle for Britons to drink beer out of that meets with government approval. He affirms that

There's going to be quite a push behind this in terms of the Home Office.

Pub owners are enraged, because they know the public does not want to drink beer out of plastic, and because they can't afford the new expense during a recession. But as Shrillary famously proclaimed, Big Government can't worry about every little undercapitalized business struggling to survive. The important thing is that bureauweenies protect us from ourselves, no matter how much we resent it.

On a tip from V the K.