But I reckon this is cause for celebration. This is exactly the sort of idiocy that can do nothing but harm to the European project. It's quite unlike high-fallutin', complicated financial regulations that mean nothing to most people. Here is a measure that will have direct and serious consequences on many, many people's lives.
I'm not so sure. Farmers routinely have vermin problems, companies often have pest problems and have bait stations positioned about the place, councils have pest problems, but I'd say the amount of rat and mouse poison bought by private individuals is quite small. I think this will be an extra drag on the economy felt as a slight increase in prices by most people, about the same as when anything else which is cheap and effective has been banned. Prices are rising anyway and I doubt the extra caused by banning anti-coagulants will be identified as such. It's not as if anticoagulants are the only form of rat poison, it's just that they are cheap, effective, and well developed.