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Redistribution of wealth, anyone?
Source: Daily Mail
The European Union is costing Britain a staggering £106,000 a minute, a think-tank has revealed.
As the UK teeters on the brink of what experts predict will be the most serious financial crisis since the Great Depression, the Government has surrendered £55.8billion to Brussels this year.
That is equivalent to paying a whopping £900 for every man, woman and child in the country.
Cutting back on payments to the EU could fund a 6p cut in income tax, according to a hard-hitting report by the Eurosceptic Bruges Group.
Income tax should be abolished altogether but that’s another story.
They branded it a ‘scandal’ that Britain was contributing so much money to the super-state when struggling families were being forced to tighten their belts as recession looms.
UK Independent Party MEP Gerard Batten, who wrote the report for the think-tank, said: ‘As we enter what looks like the most serious economic crisis since 1929 membership of the European Union is a luxury that the British people simply cannot afford.
‘It is clear that the EU is holding up economic recovery. To get Britain out of recession, we must get Britain out of the EU.’
Robert Oulds, director of the Bruges Group, said: ‘There is a desperate need to reinvigorate the British economy by reducing the burden of taxation.
‘Slowly, all three main political parties are beginning to realise this but none have come up with a convincing plan as to how this can be done.
The report, published today, calculated that the full financial cost to Britain of being part of the EU was £55.8billion – up £400million on the previous year.
This was made up of the Treasury’s £4.7billion net contribution to Brussels, plus a £3billion handout to other EU bodies, such as the European Space Agency and the European Investment Bank.
The controversial Common Agricultural Policy costs the UK an additional £16.8billion while the Common Fisheries Policy adds up to another £3.3billion. Some of this is paid direct to the EU, whilst being part of the policies means food on our tables is more expensive.
Finally, red tape imposed by the EU has cost British business about £28billion, according to statistics calculated by the European Commission’s vice-chairman Günter Verheugen.
Remember, the EU is a socialist construction, designed to reduce the power of the stronger nations and distribute the wealth amongst the poorer nations. This is more about weakening Britain than strengthening other nations. The never-ending number of quangos are paid for by YOU, but are controlled by the EU, and their remit is to re-engineer society towards the EU’s communist ideal. It is already a functioning dictatorship, with the signing of the Lisbon Treaty (without your permission, which is required but not given) Parliament essentially became an EU proxy, nothing more. This was done to hide the EU’s actions while it consolidates more power to Brussels.
By the way, being in the EU benefits Britain how exactly?
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