A European Union Department of Water Resources representative stops at a West Country farm and talks with the old farmer.
He tells the farmer, "I need to inspect your farm for the EU water allocation directive".
The farmer says, "Okay, but don't go in that field over there".
The Representative says, "Sir!, I have the full authority of the European Union, with me. See this card? This card means I am allowed to go wherever I wish, on any agricultural land, no questions asked or answered. Have I made myself clear? Do you understand?"
The farmer nods politely and goes about his chores. Shortly, thereafter the farmer hears loud screams and sees the representative running for his life followed closely behind by the farmer's bull, who's gaining with every step.
The bloke is clearly terrified, and is screaming for help, so the old
farmer throws down his tools, runs to the fence and yells at the top
of his lungs.....
"Your card! Show him your card!"