How much does EU membership cost us in cash?
[Written in January -2005 -therefore the costs will be increased in November 2006]
The Government steadfastly refuses to
carry out any sort of cost-benefit analysis, although my friends and I in the
Lords have made several attempts to force it to do so (see our
debates 27th June 2003 and 11th February 2004)
Ministers merely insist that the benefits
of our EU membership are so obvious and wonderful that any analysis would be a
waste of time and money. Presumably
the Government doesn’t want the following sort of figures to see the light of
D. (i) Annual Costs:
If we start by looking at
annual expenditure, we very easily reach an annual waste of some £40 billion
pounds a year. A billion pounds, one thousand million pounds, is a rather
confusing figure, and most people don’t stop to think what it means. Well, one
thousand million pounds builds, equips and staffs a decent district hospital to
run indefinitely. You build and equip
it for £80-£100 million, and then you have a fund of £900 million to run it. So perhaps we should measure our Euro-waste in district
hospitals, rather than billions, but I’ll go back to billions for
According to the Trade Justice Movement,
supported by CAFOD and Oxfam, the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) costs each
family of 4 in the UK about £20 a week, or a fiver a head. Half of this is
incurred through higher food costs (against what we pay for the same food on
the open world market) and half through the higher taxes we pay to keep EU
farmers in the style they have been accustomed.
The higher food cost work out at approximately 5p on a pint
of milk, 40p on a 60p bag of sugar, and 3p on a loaf of bread. So these costs
hit he poorest in our society hardest, and total about £15.6 billion every year
[Just a reminder - over £15,000 million a year]. The EU’s
charming policy of dumping its unwanted excess produce on the developing world also starves millions to death,
mostly children, because local farmers can’t sell their produce in local
The Dutch Government has calculate- ed that EU over-regulation
costs the Dutch economy some 2% of their gross Domestic Product annually. (10) It is fair to assume that EU over-regulation doesn’t cost
the UK economy any less than it costs the Dutch, given Whitehall’s well-known
practice of ‘gold-plating’ EU legislation. Our GDP is around £1,000 billion,
and so 2% of that would come to £20 billion [or £20,000 millions annually]
Then there’s the hard cash we hand over to Brussels every year. Over the last 10 years
we have given Brussels an average of £11 billion [£11,000 millions] to help
them finance the whole vast swindle. Of this, they have been good enough to
send back to us an average of some £7 billion annually, always for projects
here, which are designed to enhance their wretched image (including the CAP).
So that leaves £4 billion straight cash outflow per annum. (11)
[At our expense and with the EU flag atop the projects to
remind us what fools we have been these last 30 plus years to be taken in by
this massive confidence trick by our deceitful politicians.]
There are lots of other areas, which could be thrown into
this calculation, such as [the loss] at least one
£billion p.a. for the destruction of our fishing industry, and [the loss
of] another billion for the ruin of our modern art
market, and so on. But just
sticking to the figures I have mentioned, we have a comfortable 40 district hospitals chucked away
Lets examine that figure, £40
billion per annum, a little further, shall we? It comes to £110 million a day,
or £5 million an hour, or £666 per annum for each one of us.
It is 10 times our railways budget, which Heaven knows could do with a bit of a boost.
It is three times our whole
It is two-thirds of our
And it is 10 district
hospitals per annum more than our entire defence budget, which weighs in at a
mere £27 billion per annum. (12)
So that’s a conservative estimate of how
much our EU membership is costing us in
cash each year: £40 billion.
What about some of the longer-term
projects, which we pay for, courtesy of the Martians of Brussels?
D. (ii) Capital Projects
The last time the Government dared to
answer my written questions in the Lords, some 3 years ago:
already spent £48 billion [£48,000 million] on the pointless water
directives – there
was nothing wrong with our water before.
Then there’s £18 billion [£18,000 million] so far on outdated
£8 billion on the foot and mouth saga (which was directed from Brussels)
£8 billion for removing harmless
kind of asbestos from our buildings.
£6 billion for “Reach” the new chemical analysis Directive.
£6 billion for the Waste Electrical and
Equipment Directive, which is starting to cause dumping in the
I could go on, but that’s another 94 district hospitals
[worth] so far.
to remind you again that £1000 million
pounds builds, equips and staffs a decent district hospital to run
indefinitely. You build and equip it for £80 - £100 million, and then you have a fund of
£900 million to run it.]
THE PEOPLE HAVE
SPOKEN-IS THE EU COMMISSION LISTENING?
Ditch the EU TREATY after IRISH REJECTION
[Daily Mail-Wednesday, June 18,2008]
MORE THAN HALF of voters believe Britain should drop the
controversial European Treaty in the wake of its rejection in last
The poll comes as the Tories launch a last-ditch bid in
HOUSE of LORDS
today to delay the
RATIFICATION OF THE
have signed a
DOWNING STREET- WEBSITE
within the past few days
, calling on the
NOT TO RATIFY THE BILL
[WHY DON'T YOU?]
Downing Street website is
The abolition of Britain
by The Reform Treaty
- Second Reading-Passed by majority of 138
Veteran parliamentarian TONY BENN speaks of the
absolute necessity of a
HEAR HIM ON
So You Want Out Of The EU
THEN WHY NOT SIGN THE
RENUNCIATION of EU CITIZENSHIP
Details from petition creator
With the signing of the Maastricht Treaty the
people of Britain were given
EUROPEAN and BRITISH
The extra tier of citizenship was thrust upon
the people without their consent -and in many cases knowledge.
The PEOPLE of GREAT BRITAIN should be allowed
the option of opting out of the EUROPEAN CITIZENSHIP if they so wish. The
GOVERNMENT will then be able to provide those who have opted out with
-only such as British (not EU) passports,
driving licences and other national documents.
EU laws will also NOT APPLY to those who
HAVE OPTED OUT OF EUROPEAN CITIZENSHIP
[PETITION OPEN UNTIL OCTOBER
A BLUNT REPLY TO THE
QUEEN'S SPEECH ON CHRISTMAS DAY-25th
LEGACY-AUSTRALIA-CANADA-NEW ZEALAND-WHY THEY
The Act of
Settlement of 1701-WHY IT SHOULD CONCERN
The Common Law of
ENGLAND is the LAW of
Commonwealth Realms V The Constitution for
AUSTRALIA-SUPPORT THE CROWN
YOU CAN'T HAVE BOTH.
WILL THIS CHRISTMAS QUEEN'S SPEECH
LAST IN A
FREE INDEPENDENT ENGLAND -SCOTLAND AND WALES?
HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN ASSURE YOU THAT YOU
HAVE NOTHING TO FEAR FROM BECOMING A
PROVINCE OF EUROPE.
THE QUEEN MAKE IT PLAIN THAT OUR FREE
INDEPENDENT NATION STATE IS SACROSANCT BUT
THAT IF THE PEOPLE WISH TO BECOME SLAVES
-THEN A REFERENDUM THERE MUST BE.
THAT NO ENGLISHMAN SHOULD BE ASKED WHETHER
HE WISHES TO BE A SLAVE OR FREE!
CHRISTMAS WE WILL FIND OUT IF OUR PROTECTOR
'Rights and Liberties'
by HER SACRED OATH
MONARCHY be nothing more than a
PARK in the future
THE TIME FOR BLUNT SPEAKING AS THE VERY
EXISTENCE OF OUR UNIQUE NATION STATE IS IN
We are told on the BBC (Brussels
Broadcasting Service) at 11.30 pm on
Saturday the 23rd December, 2007, that the
QUEEN now has a website which has footage of
the Royal Family in the past and that the
QUEEN is NOT
'Stuck in the past'
far as many patriotic subjects are concerned
we need to remain in the PAST when it
concerns the protection of our
have had and will continue to have but it
must not threaten our very WAY-OF-LIFE our
Common Law of England and all which makes
our country the most unique parliamentary
democracy in the world.
BE NO SURRENDER!
Should the Monarch fail to protect our
inherited RIGHTS and Liberties then we shall
have to fight for a REPUBLIC as
happened in the 17th century because the
Monarch of the day ignored those very
'Rights and Liberties of Englishmen' which
will still survive in the English Speaking
World today in December 2007. How can the
MOTHER of PARLIAMENTS give away what is
already our and our children's
INHERITANCE which cannot be taken away by
PARLIAMENT or the QUEEN.
If the above publicity
exercise is to be used to soften the impact to
the population of the BETRAYAL of their
CONSTITUTION and COUNTRY then it would be
the greatest TREASON by a Monarch since
James II who sold our COUNTRY to the FRENCH
for MONEY and RELIGION.
WE ASK WHAT PRICE ARE OUR RIGHTS AND
THEY ARE PRICELESS!
Choice is Yours!-but time is running out
6 months to be EXACT!
WE are to
THEY are not
WE have more to LOSE
more to GAIN
WE have been clear of dictators from EUROPE
for most of our HISTORY
been cursed with that abomination for most
of their HISTORY and NOW!
Our Queen and the EU Constitution
The Spirit of England
THE ENEMY IS EVERYWHERE
HER MAJESTY QUEEN ELIZABETH THE II
We now learn
from the Daily Mail COMMENT on Christmas Eve
that the Queen's Speech will cover the
catastrophic fall in Values and Moral
behaviour since the beginning of her 56
-year reign. This has been brought about by
the actions of HER MINISTERS and the greater
number of those in HER PARLIAMENT who have
placed THEIR CONCERNS before the INTERESTS
of THE PEOPLE and NATION STATE.
the fact that HER PEOPLE feel LOST that has
been the direct result of the actions of HER
SUCCESSIVE GOVERNMENTS and the TRAITOROUS
POLITICIANS including PRIME MINISTERS who
have stealthily over the 56 years of HER
MAJESTY'S REIGN have almost achieved their
aim of ENSLAVING the PEOPLE to a FOREIGN
for the marked drop in the number viewing
THE QUEEN'S SPEECH is no doubt because the
mass of people have realised years ago that
the MONARCH is powerless to PROTECT their
WAY-OF-LIFE and events up to now have PROVED
There is a well know saying
'Nero fiddled while Rome burned'
Is it the case on
Christmas Day 2007 while the Monarch
talks our Rights and Liberties are
being taken from us under our very
Of course the QUEEN
under HER CONSTITUTIONAL ROLE can only
'Advise and Warn' HER MINISTERS but when
the matter concerns the very LIFE of an
INDEPENDENT STATE we expect that HER MAJESTY
consider the arrangement to be AT AN END as
it would make a MOCKERY of the PRIME
IMPORTANCE of the MONARCH to protect our
inherited Rights and Liberties which HER
MINISTERS are endeavouring TO GIVE
We as loyal
subjects of the MONARCH who is the living
embodiment of OUR RIGHTS and LIBERTIES
ask at this late stage with only months to
the eradication of a FREE NATION STATE some
veiled comments that HER MAJESTY will
PROTECT our RIGHTS and LIBERTIES.
As for the
MORAL tone of the NATION STATE at this most
crucial time in ENGLISH CONSTITUTIONAL HISTORY this matter
should be left to CHURCH LEADERS who's
responsibility it is to CARE for their
FLOCKS particularly at this FESTIVAL of
MAJESTY'S SPEECH has not been pre-recorded
we ask HER MAJESTY to give those MILLIONS of
HER subjects some hope that their PROTECTOR
has NOT FORGOTTEN THEM.
APPEAL not be answered we can at last
confirm that the MONARCHY is after all
nothing more than a talking shop suitable
for YouTube and therefore nothing more than
Benn's comments about the despotic and
need for a
politician with INTEGRITY and love of
country who has for decades witnessed the
growth of the monstrous creature soon to be
STATES OF EUROPE.
Liberties of Parliament-
Birthright of Subjects of England.
[All words/word underlined have a
WE WISH YOU ALL A
CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY
Xmas message to you all last year we find
that our sentiments remain the same with the
added emphasise on the coming danger to YOUR
COUNTRY from those many traitors in YOUR
HOUSE of COMMONS who intend to sell YOUR
COUNTRY to a FOREIGN POWER]
We Remember The
Spirit of England-Winston Churchill-1953
were warned in 1953 to beware of wreckers of
our Constitution and Way-of- Life but it had
taken Tony Blair just 10 years to do just
THAT while everyone had their minds they
thought on more important matters. Well! in
2007 his predessessor Gordon Brown is
leading you to SLAVERY and only awaits the
final signature of the present holder of the House of Wessex the over 1000 year
PROTECTOR of our inherited
RIGHTS and LIBERTIES of ENGLISHMEN
Of the House
of Wessex since King Alfred 'the Shepherd
and Darling of England' in the annals of 893
leave it to the work of
Alfred the Great
England was saved to become the first
individual nation -state which over 1100
years later a member of that same House of
Wessex has already signed away much of those
ancient Rights and Liberties and
fundamentals of justice and Rule of Law and
only awaits a final signature to enslave her
people into a despotic undemocratic godless
police state to call itself a
within the power of Her Majesty the Queen to
refuse to ratify the New EU TREATY because
whatever lies her ministers have given her
over her long reign the TRUTH is now clear
for ALL TO SEE.
Netherlands a number of years ago their
MONARCH resigned for a day rather than sign
the Bill put before him. The New EU TREATY
is the death of a NATION STATE of over 1200
years in the making. It is the treasonable
actions of HER MINISTERS which has placed
THE QUEEN in the forefront in the protection
of the Rights and Liberties of HER SUBJECTS
as on no one else can HER PEOPLE DEPEND.
WILL THIS CHRISTMAS QUEEN'S SPEECH
BE THE LAST IN A
FREE INDEPENDENT ENGLAND -SCOTLAND AND WALES?
WARNING MESSAGE TO THE FREEDOM LOVING PEOPLE OF ENGLAND
[Author of Germany's Four Reich's]
'There'll always Be an ENGLAND'
-NOT any MORE
Let the people speak!
[Latest Addition - June07]
Daniel Hannan - Forming an OPPOSITION to the EU
GORDON BROWN WANTS TRUST-BUT WHY
WON'T HE TRUST YOU?
HELL ON EARTH
want powers back from EU-ICM poll-June 21-2007-95%
of British people want a REFERENDUM
SIGN TODAY ON LINE
JOIN THE 10 DOWNING STREET PROTEST
Readers can add their support to the growing clamour for a
REFERENDUM on the '"REFORM TREATY" by signing up to a 10 Downing Street 0n-line
The Petition reads as follows:
the undersigned petition the Prime Minister to guarantee that the British people
will be permitted a binding REFERENDUM on any and all attempts to resurrect the
EU " CONSTITUTION" (and any or all of its content) regardless of nomenclature."
Deadline for the PETITION is 31st January,2008
Eurofacts 27th July 2007.
'The Spirit of
In London on St.George's Day -1953
WITH THE ONLY PARTY WITH A MANDATE
TO SET YOU
THE QUESTION THAT THE VOTER MUST
YOU WISH TO BE GOVERNED BY YOUR OWN PEOPLE, LAW AND CUSTOM OR BY THE CORRUPT
,EXPENSIVE UNACCOUNTABLE AND CORRUPT ALIEN BUSYBODY BRUSSELS’
-SIMPLE IS IT NOT?
TO RECLAIM YOUR DEMOCRACY DON'T VOTE FOR THE
TRIPARTITE PARTIES IN WESTMINSTER
SMALL PARTIES THAT SPEAK THEIR MINDS
WITHOUT SPIN AND LIES.
AWAITS ITS PARLIAMENT-WHY?
[All underlined words have a separate