"Britain is taking the lead in pressing the EU to curb imports from Israeli producers in the occupied West Bank as a practical step towards halting the steady increase in the construction of Jewish settlements.
An internal EU note circulated by the UK expresses concern that goods produced from the settlements may be entering Britain after being illegally exempted from tariffs in violation of an Israel-EU trade agreement." (Thanks Marcy)
I still remember when apartheid goods started being boycotted institutionally in Britain: it was in the mid 80's and suddenly, South African goods became "bad" stuff. Even Barclays Bank was boycotted. But before that, who would have thought this would happen? Apartheid apologists were going around explaining that the boycott only harmed the poor black people and that it did not, could not affect the apartheid regime. Yet, we pushed on, with the results we all know. This is what we are witnessing today on Palestine: boycott is becoming increasingly institutionalized, while apoplogists (many of them normalization Arabs, `arab al tatbee`) try to convince the people that boycott does not help. Lets keep the pressure, until the execrable Zionist regime crumbles. And you know who's going to be sorry? Softy liberals who will eventually come round to it, la queue entre les jambes. But I shall point the finger at them and remind them of their wishy washy attitudes.