Bureaucrats In Brussels Make It Clear Who Is In
In December 2010 the
leaders of the UK, Germany, France, the Netherlands and Finland wrote to Jose
Barroso, the president of the European Commission (all genuflect in the
direction of Brussels, please) demanding that the EU increase its spending by no
more than inflation from the year 2013. Cameron and the others suggested that
the EU might perhaps consider making a few cuts - reducing the absurdly high
salaries for EU officials, increasing the working week, increasing the
retirement age and even cutting a few jobs.
The EU bureaucrats (who are
overpaid, underworked and immune to taxes) thought about this and have replied
with what can only be described as an artfully displayed two fingers.
EU has decided that it will be spending around £1,000 billion between 2014 and
2020. And since the unelected EU bureaucrats run things, that is what will
happen. While individual countries are cutting back and struggling to deal with
their debts, the unelected bureaucrats will be on a spending mission. Spend,
spend, spend is the new EU theme song.
The bureaucrats are introducing an
EU wide tax on financial transactions to top up their coffers even further.
(Yes, that means that you and I will be paying a new tax direct to Brussels. On
top of all the other multi-billion contributions. No chance of voting on this,
None of this should come as a surprise to any of us. And it
certainly shouldn't come as a surprise to readers of my book
When the Treaty of Lisbon was signed we became citizens of
the new EU state. Our politicians handed over all rights and responsibilities to
the unelected bureaucrats. The most important thing politicians sitting in the
House of Commons have to deal with these days are expenses forms.
Naturally, Cameron and the rest will not complain about any of
this since the EU rules mean that even if they want to they can't.
those of us who loathe the EU and everything it stands for can only hope that
the Greek debt fiasco gets worse.
If Greece goes bankrupt (as it really
should) then the euro will quite probably collapse.
(If Greek bankruptcy
doesn't trigger a euro collapse then maybe the bankruptcies of Ireland, Spain,
Portugal or Italy will do the job.)
And (as forecast in my book
2020) if the euro goes then the EU will quite probably also
Let's keep our fingers crossed.
There could be good
times ahead for those of us who loathe the Fascist State of the EU.
the end is closer than we dare think.
Copyright Vernon Coleman,
July 3rd 2011