Britain, sat at the EU’s top table and as always supposedly shaping the community to our way of thinking, opposed this payment.
The result? Britain was outvoted. Not enough EU member states voted to block the increase. The interests of the British people were trampled underfoot by foreign nationals, whose own interests were served at our expense by extracting more money from hard pressed British taxpayers. As usual, the EU’s fans in the British press gave the impression of dissent whilst retaining their fetish for rule from abroad by unelected and unaccountable mandarins who pander to the corporatist interests of the media barons.
This is nothing less than the state sanctioned theft of funds which are generated in these islands and are needed for the benefit of the citizens of these islands.
Would it not be better to be free of this straitjacket? David Cameron’s view is very clear:
I think it would be bad for Britain. When I look at what is in our national interest, we are not some country that looks in on ourself or retreats from the world. Britain’s interest – trading a vast share of our GDP – is to be in those markets. Not just buying, selling, investing, receiving investment but also helping to write the rules. If we were outside, we wouldn’t be able to do that.
If we were outside we would not be relieved of our money to benefit people elsewhere in Europe to the detriment of our own.
And in any case, if this country were a real democracy, those of us who are expected to foot the bill would determine how our money is spent.