Where the EU spends its Money. Our Money !

Discussion in 'Current Affairs, News and Analysis' started by jonwilly, Oct 31, 2009.

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  1. Oh, the EC that used to be the EU. Not the EN. Okay.
  2. Hey yah spot on there.
    Any useful comment ?
    Thought Not.
  3. Not to worry, 'call me dave' has given the electorate a cast iron guarantee that he will hold a referendum.


    Read more: http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/eu_referendum/article273758.ece#ixzz0VYpgGxR3
  4. Nice to see the "TIGER ECONOMY" get it in the neck for once! Don't mean any harm to the bloke on the sharp end,but THEY did vote for it.
  5. Tbh i don't see what the fuss is all about? Never mind this we should be out of europe craic, the problem is our Goverment is trying to shut the stable door after the horse has already bolted. What we need is to embrace europe and milk the B@stards for all the money we can get!
  6. I think they that they are about to shaft you,rather than be "milked" by you!
  7. Not to get into any arguments here, since anything on ARRSE relating to the EU quickly devolves into the Special Olympics category, but doesn't France's position at the top make good sense? They're the largest country with the second-largest population.

    You think the UK is getting a raw deal? Look at how little Germany receives in relation to the size of its population. Romania is getting the serious shaft in that regard - and such a developing country* should logically receive a lot more in order to bring its economy up to par so that they can put out more and receive less (might have changed in the past two years). Meanwhile, Luxemburg is raking it in, despite a per-capita GDP that's twice as high as any other nation's.

    So, what can we draw from these statistics? Bugger all! There are clearly more need/graft/etc. factors at play here than these few statistics given by the Telegraph. So, what are the precise reasons for outrage over these stats?

    *yes yes, why a developing country should be in the EU is also beyond me.
  8. Possibly because before they join they've worked out how to rip us off!!
  9. This redistribution of wealth beloved of the Socialists.
    France profits so much because the have managed to 'Twist' the Income/Outgoings to suit themselves.
    So much of what they pay out comes back as farm subsidies for their Inefficient Farms, plus a large amount of what we pay in.
    When Blair/Brown agreed to give up so much of the rebate gained under the previous administration France was supposed to sort out her Farming practice.
    Britain gave up France did nothing to sort out their industry.
  10. Calm down.Tony will sort everything out when he is in charge.Assuming he's not too busy greasing palms for Tesco of course.