According to the Express the EU is coming for our kettles – and may have their sights set on our toasters too.
As the Express seeks to firm up support for a Brexit vote in June, the paper obviously thinks this is the kind of horror story that will get the old folk of Britain running to the polling station screaming "BACK OFF BRUSSELS!".
Of course, the story is largely nonsense and keen-eyed readers may note this isn’t even the first time the Express has claimed the EU was coming for our kettles.
Back in 2014 the Express claimed the EU hot drinks police were on the march and targeting the tea drinkers of Britain, no doubt sending worried readers scuttling into their panic rooms with kettle in hand. Some may still be in there, boiling water, because they can.
However, it is worth noting "our kettles" have survived this threat once before and will do again.The EU may suggest the kettles we buy in the future should be more energy efficient and durable, but such a sensible suggestion is hardly the "assault on our way of life" the Express would like us to believe.