British government can't ban wild bird imports
According to the Mail on Sunday, the British government wants to ban wild bird imports to prevent bird flu but can't because the EU haven't given their permission to do so.
Forgive me for being naive but perhaps it's time that we started to take the flexible attitude to European law that France and Germany do? Viz. if it doesn't suit us, ignore it.
Besides, there is provision for the British government to work on its own initiative in times of emergency. I'd say that this was emergency enough for those of us who aren't top of the bird flu vaccination list.