A Figure Of No Real Point. It's Democracy, Stupid!
EU contribution per country
How much does your country contribute to the EU budget?
VAT based own resource
GNI based own resource
Traditional Own Resources transferred to EU budget1
Payment for exceptions and corrections2
2014 the UK contributed €11.34 billion to the EU budget (after a rebate of €6.07 billion) and also collected €3.64 billion in customs and farm trade duties on the EU's behalf, of which it retained 25%, as an administrative fee.
The above a statement dating back to 2014. Link to the EUSSR site here. We are also aware of the 2015 extra levy on our sinful activities. Now listen to this clap trap.
Then we read this, What a despicable action after listening to that video clip. This is the guy leading the EUSSR campaign. The guy tells you Turkey will never join before 3000 as he pays our money towards visa free travel as a precursor to membership right now!. The real, hidden plank of this "remain" slaves campaign is you really can fool all of the people all of the time. As he has over that levy.
Now look at the figure, gross, from the EUSSR's own documentation above. 17.41 billion euros is 13.669 billion pounds. Plus, remember that suddenly slapped on 1.7 billion Dave and George said they wouldn't pay. Total therefore 19.11 billion euros. Plus 2.9 billion VAT we have to pay.Huge numbers but let's say 23 billion euros as of 2014 VAT receipts. Now back to that chart above. Any rebate or money returned for farming or other such stuff is spent only for those things selected by Brussels and Berlin. Farming subsidies and so forth. So we would have dominion over this gross UK earnt tax revenue to spend as we chose.
So how are the leave figures not correct? Divide by 52 weeks, is 346 million and not the 350 million per week claimed by the leave campaign but bloody close. However the statistical tools used are so fraught with complexity the principle of this expense, not the petty use of it's full amount, should be irrelevant. The fact of the matter is this huge sum is not under our direct control. Add to this bill, of course, MEPs' expenses, Kinnocks pension costs and Mandleson's consultant fees and a myriad of knock on costs and that 350 million claim looks ever more too low. How many Civil Servants could we save without the need to serve Brussels needs?
So a remain vote will leave us at the mercy of soaring, punitive demands, not least in VAT. Cameron and his Civil Servants, or Labour next time around, will shrug and say it was a democratic referendum that leaves us powerless to oppose future diktat from Berlin/Brussels. Just as we forked out weakly that bill for prostitution and gambling. More mass immigration, NHS inability to cope and a future as bleak as any Mad Max scenario. Still, sheeples, prove the remain and big business bullies right, vote for more loss of freedom and watch all you ever held dear vanish before your eyes. As it is doing right now but even faster and more brutal. Six pence a week to buy your slavery is too much, let alone my figure of gross 288 million!
As a final thought, will Sky's Faisal Islam become head of EUSSR media control post this vote? Or will he face competition from Etchingham or Kuenssberg?