David Cameron has cited a rule that insists shopkeepers apply for a poison licence to sell oven cleaner as one of a list of "crazy examples dreamt up" by "Whitehall bureaucrats".
– David Cameron in a speech to the Federation of Small Businesses
Let me just give you a few more crazy examples dreamt up in the past by Whitehall bureaucrats. Employees used to be able to sue their employer if they were insulted by a customer.
We’ve changed the Equality Act to stop that. Shopkeepers used to need a poison licence to sell oven cleaner – we’re scrapping that.