The European Union has been messing with the organs in churches across the land. It wanted to extract all the lead from these instruments, but vergers, vicars and other clergymen starting with a “V” thought the EU wasn’t just extracting the Pb it was taking the P.
The UK’s Department of Trade & Industry (DTI) announced today that Pipe organs are outside the scope of an incoming EU Directive which restricts the use of hazardous substances including lead in machinery and appliances with an electrical component. DTI Minister Malcolm Wicks said today that the so-called RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) Directive
which will come into force on July 1 this year, was a serious cause for concern
among pipe organ builders because these historic instruments often contain
a small electric fan to give the lead pipes a good blow rather than relying on the organist pumping them up as was traditionally the case.
Is that enough blatant innuendo for one day, if not you can stick it in your pipe and smoke it!