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Sunak's Brexit Bendy Banana U-turn


Britain will continue to abide by the EU's notorious legislation which covers the shape of bananas after the Government U-turned on a Brexit pledge.

Earlier this week it was confirmed that the Government was ditching its plans to automatically remove all EU legislation from the UK statute book by the end of the year.

Instead just 600 rules and regulations first introduced while Britain was still in the EU will be scrapped.

It means over 3,000 will remain in place in Britain.

The infamous EU Regulation No 1333/2011 that governs the "marketing standards and requirements in the banana sector" is not among those laws set to be withdrawn.

The legislation states that top tier "extra class" bananas must be free from "abnormal curvature of the fingers".

Defects in the shape of bananas are only allowed in Class I and II grade bananas.

Sunak had promised to slash the amount of EU bureaucracy still imposed on the UK within his first 100 days in office.