Lawnmower insurance law ‘madness’ says Euro MP

Paul Nuttall
Paul Nuttall
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A Euro MP who represents Pendle has described new laws involving insurance for powered vehicles such as lawnmowers as “another day in the European Union, another day of madness”

All motor-driven vehicles, including those that never leave private land, will be required to be fully covered by insurance under new EU rules. “Never mind Groundhog Day, every day in the EU is like April Fool’s Day. And the fools in Brussels are making fools of us all with their ridiculous rules and restrictions,” said UKIP’s Paul Nuttall.

“The definition of motor vehicles is so woolly it is unclear how wide the implications will be. The rules have even cast doubt on whether the existing Statutory Off-Road Notification scheme that allows motorists to keep uninsured vehicles parked on private property can continue.

“This is yet another example of the way an EU court filled with foreign judges can overturn established and democratically-enacted British law.”