|'Please! Stop funding the Taliban and feed us instead.'|
European MEPs have backed an increase of 6.8% in the EU budget. The same MEPs have also agreed to a yearly increase of 5% until 2020.
That’s a surprise, isn’t it? No. Euro-cash MEPs have effectively awarded themselves this money - the money goes to them and it is they who distribute the funds. (Not all of this money will pay for candle-lit dinners with their secretaries or for silver-lined toilet roll.) Not only that. These fat, suited-&-tied MEPs, especially the Socialists, have an ideological predisposition to claim as much money as they can and thus to spend as much money as they can. That’s what Euro-MPs do – and not just the Socialists.
So it’s not a surprise, either, that the Austrian leader of the Socialist MEPs, Hannes Swoboda, should warn David Cameron against vetoing any above-inflation budget rises. (Of course when Cameron said that he will veto such things, that doesn’t mean that he will veto them.) In fact, this Austrian Chardonnay-Socialist, who’s partly sustained and fed by UK taxpayers’ money but not by our votes, threatened Cameron by saying that ‘we can [veto] as well!’ What is he referring to, I wonder? Vetoing legislation to get some UK taxpayers’ money back? Vetoing legislation to cut aid to the Islamoterrorist-supporting Pakistani state? Or even, at least in theory, vetoing the free Che Guevara t-shirts that have been promised to all students who sell their souls to the EU?
The European Commissar… or is it Commissioner? – Jose Manuel Barraso, was explicit about what most of this money will be for: foreign aid. Yeh! To the Islamo-terrorist-supporting Pakistani state. Did I mention that the Pakistani state supports Islamic terrorists?
British MEPs, as usual, were less keen on this spending-fest than most European counterparts. More correctly, Conservative MEPs were. Nonetheless, they were outnumbered, five-to-one, in the Strasbourg vote – a vote which could see the UK pay about £624 million extra into European pockets and bank accounts next year.
Still, a Tory MEP called Richard Ashworth (never heard of him) summed it all up nicely when he said:
“We believe the EU simply must stop spending money its member states do not have.”
Here fucking here!