This wouldn’t be the first time. Now, however, it’s not milk or potatoes that are at issue, but words.
An acute difficulty of excess verbiage has lead Neil kinnock to crack down and order that in future no Commission report should be more than 15 pages long, except in undefined rare circumstances. This compares with the present average of length of 32.
The reason for this change unfortunately is not the arrival of sound sense, but rather that of 10 new members.
“Officials at the European Commission produce a mountain of jargon-laden reports every year, some of them incomprehensible in any language.”
I’m not sure if verbal apoplexy is a fatal condition, or merely chronic: I shall have to check.