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http://uk.reuters.com/article/idUKTRE68505J20100906

European Union budget chief Janusz Lewandowski was quoted by a newspaper Monday as saying Britain's rebate from the bloc was unwarranted and should be repealed.

The rebate, won by former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in 1984, amounted to some six billion euros last year and was set to fall to three billion euros this year, said the German business daily Handelsblatt.

Britain said it believed the rebate was still justified, adding it would otherwise end up making a much larger contribution than France -- which has a population and economy of roughly the same size.

Lewandowski, in charge of the bloc's 140-billion euro (117 billion pounds) budget, said in an interview with Handelsblatt that conditions for Britain, once one of the poorer EU members, had changed much since the rebate's inception.

"The rebate for Great Britain has lost its original validity," said Lewandowski. "Per capita income in Britain has risen substantially since the 1980s."

Britain was unhappy with the suggestion.

"In the absence of a rebate, our net contribution to the EU would be around double what France's is, and we don't think that is acceptable," Prime Minister David Cameron's spokesman told reporters.

I wonder if the EU is having a bit of funding trouble for all of it's sycophants.

Revenues have got to be down and yet it's has commitments to all sorts of projects. Damn this recession.

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"Per capita income in Britain has risen substantially since the 1980s."

All debt and inflation. Thank the central bank for having such wonderful GDP figures.

Don;t mention the trade defecit though. The unspoken metric that was quietly dropped from economic conversation when preaching to the public about how great a job they are doing.

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"Per capita income in Britain has risen substantially since the 1980s."

All debt and inflation. Thank the central bank for having such wonderful GDP figures.

Don;t mention the trade defecit though. The unspoken metric that was quietly dropped from economic conversation when preaching to the public about how great a job they are doing.

We'd better remortgage Number 10.....Oh, wait a minute, there are no interest only mortgages anymore.

How much more nonsense do the British want to take from the EU? I sincerely believe the Norwegians have got the right approach. Just pay a flat fee to be allowed to trade in the 'free trade area' and have nothing else to do with it. What advantage is it to have laws and dictats imposed on us that we rarely want and could do for ourselves if we did? If two thirds of laws are now coming from Brussels, then it is barely a democracy. All these Europhiles do, is spin constant fear propaganda which is almost all interminable rubbish. No, I am not a UKIP candidate. But I am a serious sympathiser, wishing there was a proper referendum on Europe.

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Thought Bliar already surrendered the Rebate?

Dont know why us, the Germans and the Dutch continue to take it up the ass from the EU just to satisfy the frogs.

Because huge bribes are given from the EU budget to politicians so that when they are booted out they can become commissioners for the EU thing and take even bigger bribes.

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Look at the post title and ask yourselves...

"When did the EU last have its accounts signed off?"

Answer.......

NEVER

Ask Mr Neil Kinnock if you don't believe me.

Yes the very same Neil Kinnock who sacked the Chief Accountant by email when she whistle blowed. :rolleyes:

Tony Blair surrendered a part of the rebate and got SFA from them in return.

Long Live The Soviet Socialist State. :D

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Yes the very same Neil Kinnock who sacked the Chief Accountant by email when she whistle blowed. :rolleyes:

Tony Blair surrendered a part of the rebate and got SFA from them in return.

Long Live The Soviet Socialist State. :D

A few billion a year in perpetuity is cheap for european presidency position.

Oops.

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    1. 1. Including the effects Brexit, where do you think average UK house prices will be relative to now in June 2020?


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