The story so far...
Opera > "So, get them to stop shipping IE with Windows!"
EU > "Ok, we'll see what we can do, ok?"
MS > "Umm, ok, we'll no longer ship IE to any Windows PC's in the EU, we will also apply a forced update to all Windows based PC's through Windows Update to uninstall IE from all Windows based PC's in the EU, that work for you?"
EU > "Yes!"
3 days later
Guy > "Honey? Wheres the little blue E thingy gone?"
Gal > "The little blue E?"
Guy > "Yeah, you know for the internet"
Gal > "Isn't it there?!"
Guy > "Wait, theres a message..."
Message > "Due to an EU ruling Internet Explorer has now been removed from all Windows PC's within the EU, please click this link to go to the IE home page"
Guy > clicks link
Guy > "What? Nothings happening when I click this link!"
At an important world wide number 1 business place
BOFH > "IT support, this better be good, I was just about to complete leisure suit larry!"
Fella > "Umm, we can't seem to access the company network any longer"
BOFH > "Let me check" click click click "Everything seems to be working fine on this end, what appears to be the problem?"
Fella > "The big blue E has umm, vanished"
BOFH > "What?!"
Fella > "There is a message" (says message)
BOFH > "So now I have to install IE on all the computers in this entire place, or recode the company intranet sites to work in browsers other than IE? Wheres my cattle prod"
Farmer > "I shall just check ze subsidies I am due mai qui!"
Farmer > "WZF? Ow am I supposed to check zee subsidies now and claim my money for doing no work! I shall have to go on strike and burn zee sheep!"
At the EU place
IT Support > "Well yes, the entire company really needs IE to function properly, all our web pages are designed to be run with IE but now that MS has followed your orders and removed it, we no longer can, and as none of the computers have an internet browser now, we cannot use them to download the latest version, we're screwed really"
EU Chaps > "Wait, you mean 70% of the EU can no longer access the internet because of us?"
IT Support > "Looks like it, I really hope they can understand why you did it!"
EU Chaps > "Because its the right thing to do?"
IT Support > "Don't be stupid, becaue Opera is an EU company!"