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The EU has too many spoons in Britain's stew pot
6:00am Thursday 7th February 2013 in Postbag
I’M not sure that Hilary Phelps should be looking at the surface figures supplied (by whom?) to the Independent (Postbag, January 10). The EU has too many spoons in Britain’s stew pot.
According to Tim Congdon, a notable economist, Britain loses 10 to 15 per cent of GDP to Brussels, and even government admits that £50million a day is heading there.
I have seen figures estimating that the EU puts £200 per year per person on the British food bill (curved bananas, straight cucumbers, throwing dead fish into the sea, etc), none of which ties in with the £28 tax bill Hilary was shown.
Dig a little deeper, and our contribution to the Common Agricultural Policy is not noted, nor is Common Fisheries (agriculture/industry budget = £329). Public order includes a contribution the Eurogendarmerie riot police.
We are required by EU policy to construct housing we don’t need on land we cannot spare, ditto the insane ‘carbon-free’ energy policies, which have us buying dysfunctional windmills and not building high capacity generators (housing and energy budget = £209).
Much of welfare (£1,901) is spent on EU immigrants, ‘debt’ includes loans that Britain is taking to pay off the EU bill in part.
Even religion is affected by the EU Souls for Europe policies.
I could go on, as they say...
A J KIRKUP, Salisbury