British taxpayers set to lose £100m after record Poland-EU funding scandal

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  1. Grumblegrunt

    Grumblegrunt LE Book Reviewer

    it allways was a con just like every other bit of EU money management - they take money lose half its value by using it to pay staff then give it back to you as an eu sponsored project so you will be gratefull for their generosity.

    how many billion were given to greece for the athens olympic transit system that they cant even be bothered to collect the fares for.

    13 or 14 years since the accounts balanced and were signed for
  2. Some years ago a small rural town in Spain twinned with a similar town in Greece.

    The Mayor of the Greek town visited the Spanish town. When he saw the palatial mansion belonging to the Spanish mayor he wondered how he could afford such a house. The Spaniard said; “You see that bridge over there? The EU gave us a grant to build a four-lane bridge, but by building a single lane bridge with traffic lights at either end this house could be built”.

    The following year the Spaniard visited the Greek town. He was simply amazed at the Greek Mayor’s house, gold taps, marble floors, it was marvellous. When he asked how this could be afforded the Greek said; “You see that bridge over there?”

    The Spaniard replied; “No.”
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  3. With the Poles all being in Britain surely that money should come to us?
  4. Wordsmith

    Wordsmith LE Book Reviewer

    The EU uses structural funding to boost support for the EU. Instead of a relatively simple government to government scheme to help poorer countries build infrastructure, it all has to come from Brussels to show 'Europe' is helping fringe counties grow and not (as the truth is) payments from the richer European countries.

    This means the money goes through an extra level of bureaucracy (costing more), is partially used for political purposes (costing more) is inefficiently administered (costing more) and is susceptible to fraud (costing more).

    This fraud (as ever) is the tip of the iceberg.

  5. 18 years.....But it's not important if the EU can't work out over 18 years where all the money has gone and how much they've recovered from mistaken payments, it's only tax payers money.
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  6. The $11 Billion Greek Olympic Park you say?




    Abandoned Olympic Sports Complex in Athens (14 pics) -
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  7. You can not have visited the Czech Poland. It is rife. As to the joke above, it seems to work differently here. You know that new single lane bridge we need? Yes.
    Why don.t we build a ginourmous roundabout of a bridge, so big it could link a couple of roads, using sub-standard materials and just say we are building for growth, and cream off the difference in materials cost. That way we can scam the EU even more.
  8. Eastern Europeans in "Dodgy *******" SHOCKER!
  9. Cue all the stupid lefty bellends rushing onto this thread to try and and persuade us that the EU is a good thing, and not a total and utter waste of hardworking British taxpayers money...
  10. I don’t think they even bother defending it now. It seems the only people that think it is a good thing, are those who have a seat on the gravy train and those who will be looking for a seat, when the electorate have finally had their fill of them (The deputy PM et al).
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  11. They can pay us back in good looking clunge.
  12. How much money do we get from the EU? Trade, grants etc? Is there a rough figure, are we really better off in rather than out? Can some bod point me in the direction of 'an idiot's guide to the EU'?
  13. There is more to getting out than a purely financial gain. I'd take a loss just to have a common market and not 50 layers of beaurocracy. Anything which permitted scum like the Kinnocks to thrive must by definition be an abomination against common sense and honesty.

    Europe (and the US) need us 'In' more than out or they would be helping us on with our coats. Altruistic these bloodsuckers are not.