Brussels based bureaucrats have launched an astonishing attack on Mars...but don't worry we are not heading into interplanetary warfare...yet.
The Mars in question is Scotland's favourite, chocolate-based, fried food - The Mars Bar.
Euro-crats are claiming that because the chocolate bar isn't actually made in Mars (by little green men in hairnets I presume) the name of the product will have to be changed accordingly to meet with European legislation. The manufacturers of the bar, Mars Inc., are considering a few suggestions, such as;
* The Slough Bar
* The 36 million miles from Mars Bar
* The Bar formerly known as the Mars Bar
* The Not Really From Mars Bar.
Other household names likely to change under these new laws could include: The Milky Way; The Star Bar; Chicago Town Pizza; Newcastle Brown Ale, and Belgian Waffles.
What do you think - have Brussels gone too far this time?
Answers on a postcard please.......