‘We didn’t ban crown stamps on UK pint glasses!’ says the EU in retaliation to Boris.


‘We didn’t ban crown stamps on UK pint glasses!’ says the EU in retaliation to Boris.

THE EU has denied that the Crown stamp on pint glasses in the United Kingdom is prohibited.

To commemorate the one-year anniversary of the Brexit trade agreement, the government announced last month that it would “capitalise on new freedoms,” including the Prime Minister’s pledge to “proudly” restore the Crown stamp on pint glasses. However, the EU has denied ever removing the right to display the mark in the first place.

Since 1699, the Crown is thought to have been used to guarantee the size of pints and half-pints.

Despite protests from major players in the brewing and pub industries, such as JD Wetherspoon Chairman Tim Martin and then-Punch Tavern Chief Executive Giles Thorley, its use was phased out in Britain in 2007, more than 300 years after its invention.

It was replaced by a bloc-wide “CE” mark following an EU directive.

This stands for “European Conformity,” or “European Conformity.”

Attempts were made to quell brewers’ disapproval in a statement published by then-Trade Minister Jim Fitzpatrick in the BBC in 2007.

“Pint glasses that were marked with the Crown stamp and put on the market prior to that date remain legal,” he said.

“As a result, existing Crown-stamped glasses do not need to be removed from use.”

Mr Fitzpatrick seemed to stop short of implying that the Crown stamp didn’t have to be removed from new glasses as well.

Ireland is enraged after the Republic was lumped into the same polling group as the United Kingdom.

However, an EU Commission spokesman claimed that Britain has been getting it wrong for the past 15 years.

“EU law does not prohibit markings on products, as long as they do not overlap or be confused with the CE mark,” they told the BBC.

This begs the question of why, if the Crown stamp could have been used for all of this time – albeit alongside the French marking – it wasn’t made clearer (or even made known at all).

Boris Johnson’s promise to “proudly restore the Crown stamp” on glasses isn’t quite a pint.

“The UKCA mark must be used for placing goods on the GB market,” according to the government, starting in 2023.

This stands for “UK Conformity Assessed,” which is similar to the previous EU “CE” mark.

Despite the “restoration” claim, the use of the Crown on pint glasses appears to be a one-time thing.

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