This morning I got an email from the European Parliament’s Buildings Management saying they want to “harmonise the office waste bins across the three sites”.

That’s right: the EU is going to replace all office bins in Strasbourg and Luxembourg so that they are the same as the ones in Brussels, at an undisclosed cost.

This ludicrous move is a waste of tax payers’ money and symbolic of the EU’s federal folly and ambition that everything is the same for every single Member State.

The sooner Britain extracts itself from the clutches of the EU, the better. We voted to stop Brussels telling us what bins we can and can’t use in the workplace.