Tuesday, 27 September 2016

EU to distribute €350m of €30 a month cash cards in Turkey

The story is carried in Kronen Zeitung that the EU will be distributing €350m of pre-loaded bank cards, each with a monthly credit of €30, to all the migrants currently held in Turkey. 

I have a prediction. Within a week of month one, a quarter will have a zero balance, some 5% of card holders will hold 20% of the distributed aid and Turkish tarts will be complaining that the market has been undermined with payments by EUcard. By month two the people smugglers will carry mobile card readers and will start collecting their fees through surrendered cards; 20 cards per smuggled migrant cashed each month for a year will bring in €7,200. Then the migrants will start killing eachother for EUcards. 

Hey ho.

8 comments:

Cuffleyburgers said...

Whatever the problem the solution is ALWAYS to piss away more of our money in the most idiotic ways imaginable.

DeeDee99 said...

I predict the numbers in Turkish centres will triple in 3 months. If you give away "free" money you'll attract more "refugees."

Poisonedchalice said...

More EU Lunacy

Dave_G said...


The start of 'helicopter money' practises perhaps? Just a 'trial run' you see. "Let's see how this goes before we unleash onto the public as a whole" - kinda thing.

Anonymous said...

Is this a way to make the Euro the de facto currency in Turkey?

Val said...

Another lunatic policy from mad Merkel, designed to encourage a new wave of migrants. God what is wrong with the Germans? They weren't so pansy in the past. Kick her out!

Budgie said...

It is as though the EU has never heard of Danegeld.

Gordon the Fence Post Tortoise said...

There is no truth whatsoever in the rumor that EU officials have had a pilot project running in Lagos and Abuja for over six months.