Red tape | Return to Mythbust page Tweet Share 0 +1 LinkedIn 0 Email Energy-saving kettles no reason for blood to boil by Luke Lythgoe | 12.05.2016 EU energy efficiency measures banning power-hungry appliances are unlikely to affect performance and have widespread public support. 100% of UK firms aren’t following 100% of EU laws by Sam Ashworth-Hayes | 04.05.2016 Firms only have to obey those rules that apply to them. So newsagents and chippies don’t have to worry about rules on, say, olive growing. EU red tape doesn’t cost us £600m per week by Jack Schickler | 06.04.2016 Leave Camp figure ignores benefits, and rules we’d keep. EU doesn’t stop kids blowing up balloons by Luke Lythgoe | 06.04.2016 European Commission popped this myth back in 2011, yet eurosceptics such as Boris continue to inflate it. Brussels doesn’t forbid re-use of egg boxes by Luke Lythgoe | 07.04.2016 Code recommending cardboard egg trays are only used once is voluntary. What’s more, it comes from Britain, not Brussels. EU isn’t banning custard creams by Jack Schickler | 07.04.2016 Biscuit “ban” is a storm in a teacup which wouldn’t significantly affect the UK. Brussels didn’t try to ban prawn cocktail crisps by Sam Ashworth-Hayes | 06.04.2016 Boris Johnson’s claims that the EU was after your crisps are fishy. EU doesn’t plan to put super-tax on e-cigarettes by Luke Lythgoe | 07.04.2016 Farage fumes at EU’s alleged plans to tax plans vaping. What has UKIP leader been smoking? Brussels isn’t plotting to tax cars and dustbins by Sam Ashworth-Hayes | 07.04.2016 The doesn’t have the ability to introduce these taxes. Even if it did, the UK could veto them. Brexit won’t help LGBT rights by Jack Schickler | 12.04.2016 To argue - as Boris has - that we should leave EU to protect lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights is confused and illogical.