The Poms can be a right bunch of prats.
Their latest foray into the domain of idiocy involves a Minister who is banging on about telling shoppers how their meat was killed.
The proposal comes from one George Eustice, an environment minister, who has given the clearest signal yet that the Government will introduce compulsory labelling of halal or kosher products.
The rationale is bizarre.
According to this report in The Telegraph:
There has been growing concern that consumers are unwittingly buying meat that was the result of religious ritual slaughter after it emerged that diners had been unknowingly served halal chicken in Pizza Express and other restaurants.
Why should someone who is about to tuck into a juicy T-bone steak give a monkey’s fuck about how the beast was slaughtered?
The nature of any prayers that were uttered will have no effect on the tenderness or flavour of the beef.
Nor will it be affected by the beast facing towards or away from Mecca.