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NO 5-  BEHIND SCHEDULE

Buckets of taxpayers money are currently being poured into the

EU'S Galileo Global Positioning System Programme.

This is behind schedule, massively over-budget and entirely unnecessary since we can use the

American GPS System

FREE OF CHARGE.

No commercial partner has been found as was originally intended to be the case. Britain is expected to pour

 1.7 BILLION

into the project.

The late Gwyneth Dunwoody, Chairman of the Commons Transport Select Committee, said of Galileo:

"This is not one pig flying in orbit, this is a herd of pigs with gold trotters, platinum tails and diamond eyes"...

There is a complex thicket of contractual and political obstacles to straightforward withdrawal from the project. However, doubts about its spiralling costs and equally widespread doubts about its technical viability mean a decision to threaten to suspend payments until such concerns are adequately addressed could well be sufficient to

 KILL OFF THE PROJECT.

Of course really big cuts in

EU RELATED SPENDING

Can only be achieved as a result of withdrawal or by decisions that would, at the very least signal Britain's intention to depart at an early stage.

A statement from the British government to the effect that on ECONOMIC and MORAL

grounds Britain was no longer prepared to go on funding the CAP (to which Britain contributed over

6 BILLION GROSS

would fall into this category. In this country it would be met with universal joy and approbation while signalling unambiguously that Britain had finally found the RESOLVE to place its RELATIONSHIP with CONTINENTAL EUROPE on a different footing.  Britain's standing in the emerging economies of the THIRD WORLD-in which this country will increasingly have to look for export opportunities-would be greatly enhanced.

[Of course the FATCATS receiving the lions share of the CAP genorosity will not be pleased to lose their 250,000 a year gift from the EU]

If the Budget Commissioner's estimate of the impact of the

Community Agricultural Policy-CAP

 is correct the saving resulting from the ABOLITION of the CAP would be between

40 and 60 a week

a huge saving for every

 FAMILY in the LAND

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eurofacts 28th November,2008

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DECEMBER-2008

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