Damian Chalmers

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Every autumn about 1,000 people are injured in the UK by fireworks. So what's unreasonable about regulating pyrotechnics and requiring people to stand 15 metres away from the most dangerous fireworks when they go off?

Quite a lot if it's the EU deciding it and you live in Spain. The 15-metre rule hidden in a 2007 directive caused protests, and the Madrid Government opted out from it. The regulation would have robbed many of the country's best-known fiestas, including the fallas in Valencia, and San Juan in Barcelona, of their essence. Festivities going back to the Middle Ages would have been regulated out of recognition.…  Seguir leyendo »