EU commences plan to charge us VAT directly

The EU’s desire to have greater control of taxation across the bloc has come to the fore again today.

As we see in EurActiv, the European Commission is embarking in a general review of the VAT system, which represents a key source of revenue for member states and the EU institutions.

In other words, the aim is to increase the power of the EU and bed down its ability to extract money from us. The Eurocrats have made up their mind to tax us directly and remove the ‘national government’ middle man, and VAT is their chosen method of making it happen.  As EurActiv explains:

“After some 40 years, the time has come to have a critical look at the VAT system,” reads a Green Paper to be published by the EU executive today (1 December) in a bid to launch a debate on how to reform Value Added Tax (VAT), a crucial national and EU levy which dates back to the late 1960s.

The stated objective of reviewing the VAT system is “to strengthen its coherence with the single market [and] its capacity as a revenue raiser by improving its economic efficiency and robustness whilst reducing the cost of compliance and of collection”.

We are approaching the end game of the lengthy EU project. The goal, despited repeated denials and lies, has always been to create a federal United States of Europe with a single government – ‘ever closer union’.  The EU can only have an effective federal government if it has the ability to impose tax on citizens directly and set the rate that will be paid centrally so it can fund itself. It needs a starting point, hence:

The debate on VAT has taken on a greater importance as discussions on the EU’s new long-term budget and ‘own resources’ are about to start in 2011.

VAT is a European mandated tax. But the exact rate is set by national governments within parameters set down by Brussels and collected by the local tax authorities. But rather than collect VAT and send a proportion of it to the EU, you can be sure the goal is for the EU to collect it directly and decide how much, if anything, the member states will be given. Once the structure is in place the extension necessary to be able to take control of income tax is straightforward.

The inevitable promises of red lines will be meaningless. The EU has already decided the outcome and all that we will see is the carefully choreographed stage act of politicians tough talking, tub thumping and declaring hard won ‘successes’ in their faux fight to defend our already extinct sovereignty. In the final analysis everything the EU demanded, and more, will be delivered meekly and without equivocation by the quisling parasites who outright lied to the population in order to be elected to what is nothing more than a powerless parish committee sitting in a grand building in Westminster. Treacherous bastards.

We do not vote for the people who run the EU. We cannot remove them from their self appointed office. They are not accountable to us because the EU is anti democratic. The EU is an alien entity that has never been given permission by the British people to be our supreme government. But we are watching, apparently powerless, as it hands itself more control over us and the power to directly take our money to fund its chosen activities. The time for half measures has come to an end. We must resist or be capitulate into serfdom.

4 Responses to “EU commences plan to charge us VAT directly”


  1. 1 jameshigham 01/12/2010 at 7:43 pm

    We do not vote for the people who run the EU. We cannot remove them from their self appointed office. They are not accountable to us because the EU is anti democratic. The EU is an alien entity that has never been given permission by the British people to be our supreme government.

    And we can’t refuse to pay the tax because then we don’t get the item.

  2. 2 Tufty 01/12/2010 at 8:26 pm

    Even the name of the tax (Value Added) is a grimly ironic reminder of what is unfolding.

  3. 3 AJC 01/12/2010 at 9:10 pm

    How delicious that the Google ad on this one should happen to be …

    Tax Fraud Lawyers
    Nationwide Expert Representation in Tax, VAT Fraud, & Business Crime.


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