Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Nineteen, not out

Well it's nineteen years and once again the EU's auditors have failed to sign the account books off, citing fraud as the main culprit for £6 billion going missing.
The EU misspent almost £6billion in 2012, official auditors found, as the amount of money squandered on fraudulent, illegal or ineligible projects soared by 23 per cent.
And for the 19th year in a row, the auditors refused to sign off Europe’s annual accounts.
The spending watchdog found that, overall, 4.8 per cent of the EU’s £117billion budget was spent in “error” on projects that were either tainted by fraud or ineligible for grants under Brussels’ rules.
This meant £832million of British taxpayers’ contributions was wasted at a time of public spending cuts.
Strange thing is, there are still people out there who think the EU is somehow a good thing, though whether they'd think the same about their banks if they were dipping into their pockets and misspending their cash  is anyone's guess. These are the people who believe that ever closer political union is a good thing, despite the facts that recent headlines shows politicians to be utterly corrupt and untrustworthy with the taxpayers cash.
Sure, we should leave for any number of reasons, immigration, corruption, Human Rights Act, constant meddling and imposing stupid laws (at least we could have home grown stupid laws) the use of sanctions and tariffs to keep us from buying cheaper goods and products from elsewhere.
Essentially the EU is holding this country down and preventing us from trading with the world as a whole and setting our own policies to deal with economic matters that are relevant for us.
Quite frankly the biggest reason for leaving now looks like we simply cannot afford the EU.
So let's just leave... now!

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