European Union governments reacted angrily to demands from Brussels for more money in contributions to fill the hole in EU finances that will be made by Britain’s leaving. In the first EU budget proposal since Britain voted to leave, the European Commission on Wednesday tabled demands for an increase in spending commitments to £1.13 trillion over seven years from 2021. The current budget is about £955 billion.
Leaders of the wealthier EU nations in north west Europe expressed with disbelief at the plans drawn up by the EU’s administrators to increase spending despite the loss of around £13 billion a year from Britain. Meanwhile, leaders of the Visegrad group of east European states look set for a prolonged battle of wills over a proposed ‘rule of law’ test tied to cash subsidies, which will force governments to accept EU directives that are not in their interests.
The spending plans include vanity projects, buying political influence and a crazu £616 million birthday giveaway in free train tickets for 18-year-olds to travel round the EU and feel more European. Jean-Claude Juncker the president of the commission, showing his usual contempt for democracy, dismissed the leaders’ anger. “It is normal that prime ministers, without knowing the intricate details of our proposals react in such a way, they always do,” he said at a Brussels press conference.
“A smaller EU as a result of Brexit should also mean a smaller budget,” said Mark Rutte, Prime Minister of The Netherlands earlier, “this proposal is not an acceptable outcome.”
Lars Rasmussen, Prime Minister of Denmark, said: “The European Commission just presented an EU Budget the size of 28 member states but we are only 27 member states to finance it.”
“After Brexit, our aim must be for the EU to be slimmer, more economical and more efficient,” tweeted Sebastian Kurz, the chancellor of Austria.
These three countries are all net contributors to the budget, meaning they pay more in than they receive back in EU funding. Britain is currently the second largest net contributor to Brussels’ coffers and Germany the largest. Excepting the three mentioned above there are no other member states which pat in more than they take out.
Armed Forces Minister: Obama ‘Woefully Ignorant’ of Threat EU Membership Poses
Referring to a statement Mr Obama made in the Telegraph on Friday in which he said: “The European Union doesn’t moderate British influence – it magnifies it,” she responded: “Unfortunately this opinion betrays a woeful ignorance of the practical reality of the EU’s impact on our security, and the interests of the U.K. and the US.”
EU Chief Warns of ‘Implosion’ as Trust in Europe Fades
What has the European Union done for us, as the Monty Python tream might have said has they made a movie about the idiocies of the European Union. With the EU close to collapse anyway, the outcome of Britain’s in / out referendum is probably academic, but we Brits ave always been a bloody minded lot and some of us still care enough about the future of our contry we would like our descendents to be able to say, ‘Yeah our country beat Hitler and it beat the bureaucrats too’
EU HoldsBack New Regulation For Fear Of Strengthening Brexit Case
The unelected leaders of the EU in Brussels are smothering discussion of new pan – European laws that would impact the United Kingdom and all other member states, increasing the amount of money they have to contribute to the EU budget and transferring yet more sovereignty to Brussels …
EU Bosses Fear Brexit Domino Effect
European leaders met for the first time today to discuss the deal reached over changes to the conditions of Britain’s membership of the European Union. Public opinion in member states has led to fears that an out vote may prompt other EU member states to follow Britain’s lead.
Cameron’s EU Package: Not A Deal But A Few Turns In The Spin Machine
As we and almost everybody else predicted, David Cameron’s deal to improve Britain’s relationship with the EU is worthless. It changes nmothing, and can be vetoed once we have voted to stay in.
Cameron Plays Deal Or No Deal In Europe
David Cameron, who was apparently up all night trying to make other European leaders understand why his country needs a better deal in order to poersuade the prople it is a good idea stay in the EU. Unless Cameron gets what will enable him to sell the idea of surrendering national sovereignty to a Federal European Superstate ruled by a committee of unelected bureaucrats in to the British public he will not campaign for the UK to remain in the bloc
EU Report Reveals Continent Being Changed By Migration
While political leaders and the mass media constantly preach of the economic benefits and cultural enrichment that sping from mass immigration,EU Report Reveals Continent Being Changed By Migration just a few days ago we reported a study that found the economic benefits are a myth and today a report published by the EUs in house statistical bureau reveals immigrants have an adverse effect socially and culturally.
How Mainstream Media And The Major Political Parties Are Making Sure Voters Do not Hear The Voices Of Politics’ Most Powerful Critics
As the General Election campaign starts to heat up, we try to shift focus away from the squabbling between Conservative and Labour about who can make the most promises they have no intention of keeping and to the real issues concerning jobs, social breakdown , mass immigration, and loss of national sovereignty.
It Starts At The Finnish
The Greek “White Knight” Emerges: Putin To Give Athens €5 Billion For Advance Gas Pipeline Fees
With Greece teetering on the edge of insolvency and forced to raid pension and most other public funds, ahead of another month of heavy IMF repayments which has prompted even the ECB to speculate Greece should introduce a parallel “IOU” currency, a white knight has appeared out of nowhere for Greece,
US Presidents Of The Past warned Against Secret, Shadow Government.
By now it should be obvious that peacemake, joybringer and putative aquatic pedestrian Barack Hussein Obama was never really in charge of the US Government. Whatever Obama said would happen, all the American government’s policies ensured the opposit would happen. The embedded article thows some light on how the US government really works
Obama’s Terrible Trade Pact Is a Scam That Must Be Stopped Says Jim Hightower
Having written a book on the evil trade treaty that will transform the democratic nations into corporate oligarchies, we step aside and hand the baton to Jim Hightower of Alternet who is equally outraged about the iniquities of TTIP’s equally evil twin, TPP.
Another Reason To Get Out Of EU. UKIP MEP Hits Out At Fishing Policy That Penalises British Fishing Crews
As the General Election campaign starts to heat up, we try to shift focus away from the squabbling between Conservative and Labour about who can make the most promises they have no intention of keeping and to the real issues concerning jobs, social breakdown , mass immigration, and an often overlooked area in which our EU membership has perhaps done more damage than any other, the fishing industry.
German Ubermacht Gives Greek Upstats The Finger In European Union Confrontation.
The confrontation between Germany, which some say sees itself as the increasingly dominant nation in the EU as ‘ever closer integration’ progresses, and Greece, the Euro zone economic basket case but a proud and independent nation all the same, had to come. Germany was more austerity from Greece to protect the value of the Greek debt it hold. Greece want money from Germany to settle old grievances.
Russia Responds To Threats From EU’s Juncker With Typical Bluntness
Russian sabre rattling has been getting the want-war brigade (all the lefties, pacifists and Obama worshippers strangely) very exited recently as they delight in trying to demonise Vladimir Putin (who to be sure is no angel) and push the case for a ground war in Ukraine, Syria, Iraq and Libya. But is is the west that has been behaving provocatively and Russian responses are understandable.
Russia Responds To Threats From EU’s Juncker With Typical Bluntness
When E U Commission President, Jean Claude Juncker recently called for a unified European Army his words were aimed at “reacting credibly to show Russia that Europe is serious about defending its values” Not surprisingly Russia has responded Juncker’s hot air in a manner which suggests they are amused byhis bluster but regard the threats with contempt.
‘Russian Bomber Over UK’ Story ‘Not True At All’ – Ministry of Defence
Ministry Of Truth: Ofcom Sanction Russian Broadcaster For Expressing Anti – Western Views