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British lav to be replaced with Euro-loo

May 4th, 1999

In order to further the cause of bringing us into line with Europe, the traditional British lavatory is to be replaced by the Euro-loo.
(The Sun, p11, 4 May 1999, Richard Littlejohn column)

There is no EU rule that will force Britain to abandon the traditional toilet in favour of a continental version. There are EU-wide minimum requirements aimed at ensuring toilets bought by consumers are safe, hygienic and environmentally sound. But the whole point of these has been to give customers the freedom of choice when they are buying a new toilet. Continental-style toilets will be allowed for sale in the UK, if they meet high performance targets, under new water-saving regulations being introduced by the British Government, not the EU.


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