What stonking value for money! According to Budget figures being widely reported in the media today we will be paying over £173 million to the EU each and every week by 2015. That is not even £3 per week from every man, woman and child in the UK.
For this tiny sum we get thousands of hyperactive bureaucrats, hundreds of laws, regulations and directives, and hundreds of MEPs who are immune from prosecution for tax evasion. We get a disembowelled military to fulfil the EU’s dream of a Euro Army, we are given the opportunity to contribute billions to the bailout of countries that won’t reduce their profligate unfunded spending, we get to give criminals the vote while they are entertained in prison, and we get to keep dozens of terrorists and law breakers here so they can enjoy a family life or dodge summary justice in their home countries.
There is so much more besides. What are people complaining about? Just think, we don’t have to worry about democracy any more so there’s no need for us to think about what we want and how we achieve it, it’s all decided for us. There’s no need to worry about rising taxes because the money will find its way to those deserving super corporations who wield their influence to ensure we pay more for all our goods and services. Competition? What a headache. Why put up with the confusion of finding the lowest prices when the EU can intimidate everyone into paying the same high charges? It’s great.
Don’t forget we get to plant windmills across our over rated countryside, we are allowed to shut down power stations to leave us short of electricity, and we receive the entitlement to pay hundreds of pounds extra each year on top of our energy bills to fund the renewables obligation. And to cap it all we get to pay ever more for our Westminster MPs who choose to be powerless to stop this joyous state of affairs.
£9bn a year to the EU? We’ve never had it so good.