Seriously, what the hell is this? There are security rules, fine. But how can two security people working 20m from each other not apply the same rules?
Who knows, Jon?
But remember that the EU is attempting to regulate enormous swathes of the economic and social lives of over 450 million citizens in twenty-seven countries—but it cannot, apparently, co-ordinate between two related departments within the same building!
How can any sensible and pragmatic solution to the issue ... be met with a flat no?
Because that is the way that bureaucrats work. We know that the EU is needlessly bureaucratic—both in the Regulations and Directives that it insists on at a national level, but also within its own structures.
Look, I know that Jon supports the EU for mainly noble reasons but the trouble is that it just isn't ever going to work in the way that he wants it to. Even were the EU's aims not completely malign, you simply cannot plan an all-encompassing and effective government on this scale.