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Thursday, 2 August 2012

EU net cost £8.4bn this year

£19.2bn gross, £8.4bn net after you take off CAP payments, regional development grants etc. Without this cost, we could reduce, for example, all business rates by a third (currently £23.7bn), reduce VAT from 20% to 18% or reduce fuel duty by a third. 

That's all.


Anonymous said...
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Anonymous said...

Nah... We get all this?

This is the sort of bargain that seems too good to be true!

Anon 2 said...

History repeating itself?

"Forward, the Light Brigade!"
Was there a man dismay'd?
Not tho' the soldier knew
Some one had blunder'd:
Theirs not to make reply,
Theirs not to reason why,
Theirs but to do and die.
Into the valley of Death
Rode the six hundred. (Tennyson)

Well ... I guess not. Those men were heroes doing their duty. Because we just sit about letting the enemy get away with it, I say we betray them and their example.

G. Tingey said...

More to the point ....
Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

G. Tingey said...

Again - apart from the daily nazi - where do these numbers actually come from?
I'm quite prepared to believe they are true, but a less biassed source would be helpful to those of us in the centre who are anti-EU