al_yrpal wrote:Oldjohnw wrote:al_yrpal wrote:Well, its our money that we have had to give to the Superstate to distribute to dodgy schemes all over Europe. Sorting the flood damage is an ideal opportunity to get some of it back. Well done Boris!
It's not our money. Successive governments, freely elected, agreed to these payments. Just like you can't decide you're not paying your mortgage. The fund is doing exactly what it's meant to do: in a community of nations, when there is need, you help.
All taxes are OUR money, the government and the Superstate dont have any they just spend ours. Get it back... Are you saying we shouldnt apply to squeeze cash out of the EU? I would rather see it spent on our flood victims than the Brussels/Strasbourg gravy train and Junkers wine fridge, subsidising inefficient German strip farmers, cheating Italians and various other dodgy EU causes like legislating against our industries.
I fear Al still believes that poster on the side of the bus. Of course what Al and his pals - et al if you like - miss is that in due course when we decide to reapply to rejoin the EU we will no longer get the Thatcher rebate. And by then we'll no longer be a wealthy country. So we'll be pretty desperate for handouts.