The Tragedy Of EU Membership Is Dawning On Other Victims!
Greg Lance – Watkins
it is intereesting to note that although Britain had a Referendum in 1975 as to whether to stay in or Leave-The-EU, despite the outright lies of Edward Heath and other politicians, the organised propaganda in the media, the Givernment letters to the press listing cronies and individuals who enjoyed preferment as a result of openly stating their claim to pro EU membership views – The Referendum was an abysmal failure and as a result of the lies and spin of the politicians and their cronies the British people at large have had a near constant distrust and objection to membership ever since.
Yes it is true the Government can wheel out armies of pro EU membership on their payrole and long lists of individuals who hope for preferment for supporting the Government line, not to mention many politicians of all levels who are easily bought by the sniff of an opportunity to join the EU Gravy Train in one manner or another.
Consider the level of payment, little more than direct bribes funded by the public purse, for the EU’s list members selected by Party to act as sales reps for the EU and titled as MEPs:
• Salary: €8000+
• Expenses: €4300
• A per diem allowance of €300 for every day a meeting is attended.
Per year that adds up to: €147.600 + €30,000 if 100 meetings are attended. Let’s say €180,000.
On top of that, the Parliament pays into MEPs pension funds, but we’ll leave that alone for now.
There are 751 MEPs, so total ‘salary’ costs are €135,180,000. But that’s just the start.
And we’re not yet adding translation costs, which apparently can add up to over €120,000 per day (!), or perhaps some €30-40 million per year.
Nor are we taking into account the estimated at least €200 million per year it takes to have the entire Parliament (MEPs, assistants, translators, employees, in total about 4000 people) move between Brussels and Strasbourg every month, an oddity that springs from a drawn-out power poker play between Germany and France. Do note: the constant move costs way more than all 751 MEP’s base salary + expenses.
No, the proposal discussed, concerns the added expense accounts MEPs receive for their assistants. At present, the amount involved is over €21,000 per month, and according to the people who receive it – and vote on raising it -, that’s not enough.
Typically, says the Dutch paper, an MEP has 3 assistants, all of whom get paid €2500 a month. They’re also in a special low Brussels income tax bracket. This means each MEP receives €252.000 per year in ‘assistant costs’, and spends €90,000 in salary costs, leaving €162,000 for food and lodging. Since there are 751 MEPs, the total adds up to €15,771,000 per month or €189,252,000 per year.
And they want more.
The original proposal called for another €3000 per month. Because some MEPs protested against this, it was reduced to €1500. Or €18,000 per year per MEP, times 751, a cool €13,518,000. Just in extra costs they voted in all by themselves.
There are many many stories about people living the high life once they get voted into the Brussels/Strasbourg traveling circus. The majority have lucrative jobs at home. They stay in swanky hotels. They collect per diems for meetings they don’t actually attend. They lay the basis for lucrative corporate careers after they exit the Parliament. It’s democracy in theory but not in practice.
Brussels/Strasbourg is no stranger to corruption, or whatever word you would want to to use to describe what goes on. Still, there are lots of MEPs who are completely on the up and up, and many who even pay back a lot of their ‘compensation’ into either the Parliament itself or into their own – national – part coffers, because they say the payments are exorbitant. But they don’t speak up. At least not outside of the confines of the Parliament itself.
But these are also – all of them put together – the people who uphold the EU policies versus Greece, where there are really many children who are hungry, and seniors who can’t get proper health care. Faced with a situation like that, one would think a proper parliament of a proper union wouldn’t dare raise its own expenses – which have to be paid by member countries’ taxpayers – before and until all children in the union are properly fed, and all grandmas properly taken care off by qualified medical personnel.
One would think. These are also the people responsible for the EU support that allows the Kiev army’s mass killings of its own people. And for the continuation of the anti-Russia and anti-Putin stance that’s become so popular across the western world. They may not be the daily executives of the circus, but they still are the responsible at the end of the day.
They are also the people who voted to cut down the budget for the Mediterranean refugee patrol missions, money saved that, if you want to take a cynical enough view, was freed to raise their own stipends. As thousands drown.
And so again we would like to raise that question: why would anyone, any country, want to have these people take their decisions for them? What would make you think when you live in Greece that these traveling circus clowns would be better at protecting and defending your interests than your own people, who live where you live, who see what you see on a daily basis?
It’s fine, and it’s perhaps even logical, at first glance, for Greeks and Italians to want to remain part of the euro. But when you look closer, you can’t avoid the notion that by being part of the euro, you give up the autonomy you also crave. And that the price you pay for being a part of the euro, and of the EU, makes you a serf to greater and richer interests that care about you about as much as they care about flies on their walls.
This one story about what MEPs vote themselves is but one example. Why not send us an example of where and how you feel Brussels protects your interests better than your own governments? We’re really curious to know. Because we don’t see it.
Based upon an article which can be read in full CLICK HERE
As I pointed out the concept of membership of this failed experiment does not sit easy with the British peoples and never has despite the bullying, lies and blackmail of their self serving so called political elite.
Increasingly we are not alone and it may astonish some readers that to date the EU has NEVER had a clear and unequivocal vote in its favour on any issue from any single Country, Countries that have now to a greater or lesser extent surrendered their sovereignty and subourned their own Parliaments to vassal status of this behemoth, this failing giant thatdictates our Governance despite its utterly discreditted pretence at democracy.
Let us not forget that not a single solitary Country’s peoples have voted by a clear majority foor any concept of a political union akin to the centralised political union run by unelected bureaucrats and the massive and obscenely costly armies of lackeys and lickspittles that comprise the EU’s governing bodies.
This arcane concept was falsely passed off to the peoples as a Common Market based upon mutual co-operation, a concept of which there is no longer a vestige of evidence as it now tries to meld its dissident parts into a greater EUropean Empirate in some obecenely indifferent autonomic post democratic entity.
There are clearly no honest reasons or evidence that the people of the entrapped Nations accept as a sound reason for continuance of this gross pantomime with its massive levels of unemployment, collective of failed and failing States, its expansive and increasingly militaristic posturings and it catastrophic EUro currency propped up with obscene levels of debt hidden by Quantitive Easing which can never eased back to liquidity without the crippling effects of negative interest rates and devaluation by stealth.
Much is made of how well Britain has prospered by membership of the EU by the Government and EU funded spokesmen and women including the EU subsidised media yet consider for a moment the demise of almost every manufacturing industry in Britain since 1975, the increase in prison population, the lack of housing, the loss of our Steel production & our coal production, the burgeoning of terrorism, the damage to identity, the harm to our Justice system and the influx of EU citizens and others who are equally allien, the serial flooding, much of which is due to reduced funding for flood drainage maintenance. And so much more!
Consider just two small financial facts – historically people saved so as to earn interest from their savings to supplement subsistence pensions yet now income from investments is unlikely to keep up with escalating costs and they must use their capital to maintain standards – then consider prices a 3 bedroom suburban house in an unfashionable suburb of London cost around £10,000 in 1970 yet now it costs approaching £1Million – have wages risen 100 fold to match the price rise?
Consider a more mundane example where an inland postage stamp cost 4d. or 1:6oth. of £1 for an envelope of virtually any size to be delivered anywhere in mainland Britain within 24 hours that is 2p. the price now is based on a restricted size of envelope being delivered in the same time for 63p. or just over 12’6d. Have wages/incomes risen by over 30 times since 1970? In that same period we have lost our second post and the Royal Mail delivers tons of adverts and circulars to maintain and subsidise its service!
Just what are the benefits of membership of the EU for I can see none – back in the 1960s I was able to travel the world on a fairly unrestricted basis and by 1970 had visited virtually every European Country, including several Scandinavian, Communist & Balkan Countries. British goods were to be found available for purchase all over the globe just as most foreign goods were available for purchase in Britain.
Probably the greatest change of note is that Britain had a global network of partners in the form of the Commonwealth and also the Anglosphere not just the restricted collection of neighbours in continental Europe! We sourced lamb from New Zealand and Australia and beef from the Argentine and Botswana and I never read of British lorries being stopped and having their cargos destroyed at the roadside by French farmers.
Also it is worthy of note that until we joined this odious Union British troops were never to be found acting as mercinaries in Countries like Sierra Leone, Iraq, Afghanistan or Libya – British military were there to uphold British values and peace alongside our Commonwealth allies whom we mutually defended and to uphold the peace in Europe which was achieved by Nato which in real terms meant ASA, UK and Canada often deliberately hindered by France or Spain!
You will note that now, because of the antipathy the peoples of Britain hold for this EU scam it would seem that not only are Denmark calling for a Referendum but the Netherlands are close behind them and even the peoples of France are starting to call for the opportunity to vote – of course Greece has now collapsed so far that it could barely call for a referendum as it is a dependent failed state, as a result of the dishonest construct when the Euro was launched, meanwhile Italy and Portugal can hardly claim they have benefitted nor does the unemployment in Spain indicate a benefit.
We now see Germany turning on its masters over the issue of immigration and Swerden is in a callamitous state – just what is the purpose of this odious EU Empirate beyond enriching a small claque at the expense of the greater population of Europe?
Movement MEP Rina Ronja Kari wants Denmark to hold a referendum on EU membership
The figure of 33 per cent represents a major shift towards joining growing animosity towards the union when compared to only 25 per cent wanting to leave in 2013.The calls for independence from the red-tape loving bureaucrats comes as The People’s Movement Against the EU has demanded the government holds a referendum in the country.
The cross-party campaign platform argues after 40 years as members of the 28-strong block, it was time to give the next generation of Danes a vote.
It has now launched a petition to force the government’s hand on the issue.
30 per cent of Danes signalled they would vote to leave Brussels if a referendum was held tomorrow
Movement MEP Rina Ronja Kari said: “When you compare today’s EU with the EU the Danes joined over 40 years ago, there has been a drastic change from a trade cooperation to a European Union that interferes in virtually every part of our society.“So we think it is fair enough to ask: ‘was this actually what you wanted? Or would you rather leave the EU?’”
The latest poll shows those signalling a wish to remain were at 56 per cent, with 11 per cent undecided, showing a slim majority to stay in the EU.
But election researcher Kasper Møller Hansen said: “Although there is a majority to remain in the EU, there is wind in the sails for Eurosceptic voices.”
The call for a referendum is meeting resistance from the country’s leadership
Mr Kristensen Berth, of the Danish People’s Party, said the call for a referendum came at a bad time
The outcome in December shows that when we work together we can give EU resistance
The movement, which saw its support grow by 0.9 per cent in the last EU parliament election in May 2014, has gained more than 1,200 new members and is holding its biggest party conference in over 20 years this weekend. It has also enjoyed increased support after it managed to get a ‘no’ vote for the abolition of the Danish legal reservations in December.
The no vote means that Denmark will continue to only participate in parts of the EU’s legal policy cooperation where a Danish minister can block a decision.
MEP Kari said: “We climbed lamp posts and shared flyers throughout Denmark. We were present in the media and on social media like never before and our campaign van drove from Bornholm to Skagen. “The outcome in December shows that when we work together we can give EU resistance.”
Despite the growing support for the anti-Brussels party it is meeting resistance from the country’s leadership.
According to EU spokesman Kenneth Kristensen Berth, of the Danish People’s Party, the call for an EU referendum came at a bad time.
He said: “We have a British referendum in a few months, which will largely determine which way the EU cooperation will take. We must wait and see [how that vote goes].”
The call for a Danish vote comes it a poll revealed that if Turkey was allowed to join the EU it would make a third of Britons more likely to back leaving Europe.
Even among those who said they intended to vote for Britain to remain part of the EU, more than a quarter (25.6 per cent) said Turkey’s accession would make them more likely to vote to leave.
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With an avg. 1.2M voters per MEP & Britain having only 8%, if united, say. The EUropean Parliament has no ability to make policy and has a Commission of unelected bureaucrats, thus clearly the EU is not even a pretence of being a democracy; yet The EU & many of its vassal States are willing to slaughter people in Sovereign States to impose The EU’s chosen brand of democracy on them!
The imposition of a Government and policies upon its vassal regions such as the peoples of Greece shows just how far from being a democracy the EU is.
There will be little or no change in Britain’s economic position, when we leave the EU, using a better negotiated & updated version of the ‘Norway Model’ as a stepping stone to becoming a full member of the Eropean Economic Area, where all will benefit, as we secure trade relations with the EU’s vassal regions, with an EFTA style status and can trade and negotiate independently on the global stage, as members of The Commonwealth and the Anglosphere.One huge benefit will be that we can negotiate with bodies like the WTO, UN, WHO, IMF, CODEX and the like, directly in our own interest and that of our partners around the world in both the Commonwealth and the Anglosphere at large; rather than having negotiations and term imposed by unelected EU bureacrats and their ionterpretation of the rules handed down as if they were some great achievement by the EU.The greatest change and benefit will be political, as we improve our democracy and self determination, with the ability to deselect and elect our own Government, with an improved Westminster structure, see >Harrogate Agenda<.
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