Britain's EU payments' to double'
Mail -Economics Correspondent-June 8-2007]
contributions to the European Union will double by the
beginning of the next decade.
shows that our net payments to Brussels will reach £6.5
billion by 2011.
comes after the Government surrendered billions of
pounds of [our hard fought for REBATE payments ] in
2005. Britain is also getting less back from Brussels
following the enlargement of the EU [to 27 members].
Euro-sceptic group Global Vision said abandoning
Britain's payments to Brussels could raise more than
enough cash to scrap inheritance tax or knock 1.5p off
the basic rate of income tax.
Ruth lea said:
overall BUDGET of the EU is rising, not least because of
all the new member states. It's a fact of life. We're
set to pay £6.5 billion for the privilege of being
members of the EU and a lot of people question whether
this is value for money.
could let people keep more of their money, cutting
income tax or scrapping IHT, or we could see some better
roads. The Defence Budget is creaking, and £6.5 billion
would transform the situation.'
Chancellor George Osbourne said
'These shocking figures
show just how much people in this country are going to
be paying for the Blair-Brown sell-out of the
-not just one year ,
but year after year after year. That's the Blair-Brown
legacy to Britain.'
The UK's Brussels
REBATE was first clinched by Margaret Thatcher in 1984,
as recompense for our relatively paltry share of EU
funds and agricultural subsidies.
Mr Blair gave way in the face of
intense EU pressure in December 2005 by agreement to steep reductions in
the REBATE. Earlier this year Mr Brown attempted to unpick the
agreement, but his efforts failed.
Last night, a Treasury
spokesman said Britain's contributions to the EU are
similar to those of other large member states. 'This
analysis is simply selectively quoting from certain
periods of time to make headlines.' he said.
Balderdash! - as usual the ventriloquist like dummy from the
miss-speak and miss-truth laboratory has spoken and as usual
precipitately without any thought on the matter. might
we remind the indoctrinated vessel that very little has
changed for the better since that 1984 hand-bag attack
on the robbers from Brussels. We hope the next
Government will have the same determination to put
through the necessary Bill to stop payments for a more
realistic and much lower contribution to be made to the
corrupt and wasteful excuse for a supposed Common Market
-but better still save up to $100 billion year by
leaving the devouring monster of our country's
- as quickly as
We draw some comfort
of the good news that the EU machinery is too
inefficient to allow the EU Commission to spend as much
of our money as it would like. -More Eurofacts details to follow
A Snippet from our
FRONT PAGE of November,2006 to show the uselessness of
The Police and Justice Bill
THE Tories could have let
the Government have its squalid little TREATY only by using
the Parliament Act.
Instead, it was left to the LibDems with
some Tory rebels, to fight to the last. The LibDems' Lord
Goodhart, an engagingly mole-like figure, called the
Conservatives' performance shameful.'
Lord Lyell (Con) a former
attorney general dozed through the debate. Great! But Lord
Tibbit (Con) was more alert. He asked Lady Scotland a couple
of questions about whether the TREATY meant
IRA murderers living in
America would now get off
The answer, although
naturally she did not put it so plainly was
Excerpt -Quentin Letts-Yesterday
in Parliament-Nov 8-2006
EU directive on road charging
'sneaked through Parliament'
[Daily Telegraph- Transport
Correspondent -June 22 -2007]
has secretly signed up to a
pan-Eruopean road pricing scheme. It became
clear last night.
Legislation that would allow
Brussels to decide what technology was used
in any charging scheme was taken through the
Commons without debate.
It was contained in a
Statutory Instrument [Delegated
legislation; orders], normally a routine
measure that passes through Parliament on
But in this case it was made
a European Directive - legally binding in
Britain and as a result has set limits to
the technology that can be used in any
The AA said London's
congestion charging scheme could fall foul
of this directive unless Ken livingstone,
the capital's mayor, convinced ministers
that it was Harmonised with other systems in
Britain - and ultimately Europe.
Under-pining the directive is
the European Union's desire that equipment
used in any pricing scheme would be useable
in all 27 member states.
Know as the Road Tolling
interoperability of Road User Charging and
Road Tolling Systems, it sets out three
One is using tag and beacon
technology, which relies on a smart card on
the card windscreen read by roadside gantry
A alternative is adapting
mobile phone technology which would entail
installing the equivalent of a sim card to
enable the car to be tracked.
The third and most
controversial proposal is satellite tracking
with cars carrying a black box.
"This is the worst nightmare
for those who fear 'Big Brother' tracking,"
said a a spokesman.
"The loss of privacy is our greatest fear.
We also suspect that this has been specified
so that Brussels can argue the case for its
Galileo satillite system."
[Futher details to follow of
Galileo: a white elephant in space
The EU's satillite navigation
BUDGET-AND COMPLETELY UNNECESSARY
Eurofacts 25th May -2007]
A Reminder of the Past
BACK in 1972 -Tories desert to EU camp
SHORT-TERM SELF-INTEREST EXPLOITED
The UK Accession Bill
passed its Third reading on 13th July 1972
by a majority of
Earlier, the debate on the Second reading had lasted for four days (16-19 February,
1972), with the Labour Party then officially committed to opposing the legislation. BUT, as happened with the Maastricht Bill two decades later, as Christopher Booker and Richard North observe, 'faced with the possible collapse of their Government, most of the Conservative 'anti-marketeers gritted their teeth' (treacherously, short-sighted and very foolishly -Ed.) 'and walked through the 'aye' lobby. Despite that, 15 Tories voted with the Opposition. TRAITOR Edward Heath got his vote, but only by a water-thin margin:
309 to 301'.
The above result has had such catastrophic consequences
35 years later when Tony Blair signed the
New European Constitution
27 times and this before the referendum had taken place.
All matters concerning the
-should need at least
three fourths vote to
became law. But certain elements of our
Should be inviolable and passed on to future generations
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