UK Eurocrats vote to legalise spam

No use blaming Johnny Foreigner this time

Europe's decision to legitimise unsolicited email -- spam -- was swayed by the support of MEPs from the UK. Every single UK Conservative and UK Labour MEP -- except one -- voted in favour of the legitimisation of spam, according to The Register's very own gravy train spotter. This is at odds with the belief that the UK is the home of fair-play and the arbiter of good judgement and level-headed politics. With such a ludicrous and potty law sailing through the European Parliament, it's more than ironic that such moves have been supported by politicians from the UK. For it is the UK that has whinged the most about ludicrous Euro policy including food mountains, the common agricultural policy, the outlawing of Bombay Duck in Indian Restaurants , the rejection of curved bananas and the banning of fatty sausages. Now they want to legalise spam. Whatever next? ® Click here to email Tim Richardson

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