Re: The resources the government
Yep 50 mil a day is a lot of money for not a lot in IMHO, look at France 1.3 bil on one road, 2 bil in Portugal and over the past ten years a staggering 10 bil in Italy and just how much EU revenue was given for road repairs here? They are also spending EU revenue building bridges in Romania, Poland, Bulgaria and Greece.
Yes we do get funding to the amount of 4 bil back out of the 12 bil it costs us, but not spent where I would like it and I'm sure Birmingham city centre is much better now except we have to pay to go around it if you want to get past it a bit quicker that is, a free ring road would have been a better use of EU funding!
It puzzles me a bit as quite a few of our MP's ride bicycles so they must be painfully aware of the state our road system is in! Hard asses as well as heads.
Building houses near me like no tomorrow but not much in the way of roads for the families who will occupy them in an already congested area. Schools are thankfully being improved and expanded but just wonder how long it’ll take to drive the kids there?
I'm no financial expert but I suspect many MP's and their cronies (business buddies etc...) have a vested interest in the status quo that exists in the EU market place, wouldn't want to have to renegotiate any tax or import duties for example and definitely not to force them to crack down on third world inequalities for the pure sake of greed.
All produce coming out of Palestine is relabelled as produce of Israel as they do not have their own bar code and the farmers are treated very unfairly, big business cares about profit not it's workers in third world countries because they can.
The steel industry is unfortunately doomed! We import steel for example from Germany where the Business rates are a tenth of the UK and energy is less expensive too. Then if you look at the suppliers outside of the EU with poor wages and working conditions we just can't compete any more.
A lot of essential services in the UK are owned by foreign companies with little or no regard for the British consumer and in many European countries it is still illegal for a foreigner to have a controlling share in an essential service like water or power.
Working in an EU country I had to pay the usual taxes for my health of course and into the wealth fair state system. If I paid in for one and a half years I could be entitled to three months assistance, but you had to pay in first!
The EU and our own government has done nothing to help recover the vast sums owed the national health service or colleges and universities lost revenue due to the tourist abuse of these services.
In 1953 the IMF cancelled half of Germany's national debt and we finally paid America back in 2007 for the help during the war! (Shit I mentioned it), SORRY!!!!
It made perfect sense for the American government to throw money at Germany, to have military bases and to have such a strong influence in the heart of Europe.
Rationing in the UK however didn't end until 1954, so quite a slow recovery really!
I wonder if the Americans should pay us back for that illegal war they got us into, though since the world is so much safer now should we let them off?
I hope they roast that Cheshire cat grinning toad BLier, can't wait for the Chilcot report.
I think a German army has marched through Belgium twice this century without even stopping, so why are they suddenly running the EU?
OK my guess is the Russian and Italian Mafia owns and now controls Belgium through years of infiltration at every level within the government, police etc... Knowing the former USSR was doomed, they asked for the Italian Mafia's help and with a substantial loan from the Vatican they managed to do what no invading army has ever done and this unassuming little country now rules us all within the EU member states. Who'd have thought to look there of all places LOL.
Ok my rant and soap box away too!