This is how UKIP start the new year with a big bang: a call for the UK to get back to its past in a hopeless bid for glory.
UKIP’s leader Paul Nuttal endorsed a new idea this morning:
Now we have voted to leave the EU, let's get our traditional passports and pint glasses back. https://t.co/ftFc2jS1z2
— Paul Nuttall (@paulnuttallukip) January 9, 2017
So this is what it comes down to.
UKIP will make Brexit a success by bringing back the crown stamp on pint glasses and blue passports.
Bill Etheridge [UKIP], who represents the West Midlands in the European Parliament, believes a move back to the UK Government stamp, guaranteeing full and half-pint glasses are the correct size, could help revive Britain´s glass-making sector.
An EU Measuring Instruments Directive which came into force in late 2006 meant manufacturers had to mark the letters “CE” on newly-made pint pots, although existing Crown-stamped glasses could still be used in pubs.
This stamp can already be affixed to pint glasses, it should be emphasised again
In May 2007 a group of Conservative MEPs said they were reassured by a letter from a vice-president of the European Commission that “a Crown stamp look-alike could naturally be affixed to the glass, as long as it is done in such a way that it is not confused with the CE marking.
In other words, UKIP once again pushing old policies that could already be implemented or just aren’t a concern.
Sounds about right