and eventually get a chitty that says you are a
That is the European way and it is coming here too... For instance, the ability of a capable DiY'er to rewire his own house is now verboten, only an electrician with the right chitty is allowed to do this.
Be aware that an electrician of perhaps 20 years experience is no longer allowed to work as an electrician without having been to a training session to be awarded his certificate. Usually awarded by some young person in a Hi-Vi who has done the course on training but ain't got a clue about wiring up a plug.
This is coming into every aspect of our entire lives soon. Diy mechanics..?!?! Service your OWN car...!!! Sacre Bleu...Merde...The whole point of the EU is Regulation.
...They will permit us to do what they permit us to do.
The old ways of "In Britain anything is permitted unless forbidden, On the Continent everything is forbidden unless permitted..." Don't say you weren't warned..