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AlsancakJack



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21/03/2011 19:17

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Do not get upset. You know it is what the EU needs.



http://www.theparliament.com/latest-news/article/newsarticle/eu-history-museum-branded-waste-of-money/



martinD41


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21/03/2011 19:38

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I think I know what the EU needs.........Bleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep



CJtill


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21/03/2011 19:59

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Its no worse than the TRNC government throwing money at Radio Bayrak.

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Lilli



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21/03/2011 20:18

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or turkey throwing money at this government x



Blackbird



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21/03/2011 20:34

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Re message 1...Do not get upset...................OK, then I won't......not right now!!! And then, after a couple of quiet moments........I intend to scream and shout, rant and lash out at things....

But it is what the EU needs........Oh yea...........?????



Zoots


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21/03/2011 22:16

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How much money has Turkey wasted on Ataturk statues in north Cyprus? And who paid for the horrendous and meaningless "peace" statue on the way to the new harbour?

We can look a lot closer to home for tacky white elephants in a bankrupt state.



No1Doyen


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Message Posted:
21/03/2011 22:29

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Unbelievable. A licence to print money.



philbailey


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21/03/2011 22:30

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AJ if you live in Cyprus surely you do not pay anything into the EU?



No1Doyen


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22/03/2011 00:51

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The EU is a rip off.



Clarissa2


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22/03/2011 11:31

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Re: Msg 1,



Taxpayers upset about the opening of the museum of European history? Why are they not upset about the billions of their money spent dropping bombs on people in various countries ?



As for European values, what is so wrong with them? Perhaps its time the UK embraces some of them, starting with teaching their populace to read and write and then maybe some geography.



Clarissa



AlsancakJack



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22/03/2011 11:42

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philbailey

Message 8:

'AJ if you live in Cyprus surely you do not pay anything into the EU?'



I have private pensions that are taxed in the UK. Please tell me none of that tax finds its way to the EU.

Also until I retired I got hit quite a few times with 'double taxation' i.e. living and working in a country outside of the EU and paying taxes due and then getting taxed again by the UK authorities. Check out which countries are the major financiers of the EU and then tell that none of my taxes have gone to the EU.



Clarissa2


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22/03/2011 12:00

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Re : Msg 10,



Typo:

' its ' should rather be 'it's ' = 'it is'.



AlsancakJack



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22/03/2011 13:12

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John (sorry I meant Zoots)

Message 6:

I think you are getting confused. The monuments you refer to are nationalistic and the cost pails into insignificance with the 'white elephant' that will cost EU taxpayers 55.5 million with an annual running cost of 13.5 million.

But there again you have never been good at making comparisons have you. Seeing as you are contributing to it John then at least you should go visit it just to make sure you are getting your money's worth.

Don't you just love the EU.



deputydawg


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22/03/2011 18:12

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I wish those who are responsible are only doing this as they believe that the whole EU is about to implode and it's short history reduced to a matter for a museum. Perhaps the building could be immediately converted to a prison facility for "bent" politicians the first inmates being the EU gang. (



philbailey


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22/03/2011 20:44

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If you want a waste



Over 80 MILLION has been spent on an army of Brussels spin doctors - and a TV channel viewed by just 850 a day.



There are now 900 security guards on the payroll at the European Parliament - at a cost of 40 million. A further 3.5 million is splashed out on a LIMO SERVICE for MEPs.

His report on spending in 2009 demands a detailed explanation of the need for 722 communication posts that cost nearly 71 million. He notes "with concern" the 5 million campaign to coax people to vote in the European elections.



Mr Itala also singles out the 8 million a year spent on EuroparlTV.



lovingcyprus


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24/03/2011 00:49

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back to the top



Carndi


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24/03/2011 10:22

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The EU spends nearly 50 million euros to advertise the dangers of smoking whilst at the same time giving over 130 million euros to the Greek tobacco industry and a further 70 million euros to another countrys ( cant remember it's name ) tobacco industry.

The British and American Tobacco ( BAT ) industry have received grants from the EU for training as well as half a million for the development of machinery

Japan Tobacco Internation in Poland received EU funding for retraining staff.

I had a business in the UK and each year I had to submit my audited returns, yet the EU has year after year benn unable to give an audited account because the auditor refuses to sign off on it.

The EU MP's voted to abolish the submission of receipts for their expence accounts on the grounds that it was time wasting and uneconomical. Only thieves would vote for that.

The EU is one big jolly for the few at the expence of the many.

PS. I still pay taxes in the UK so feel I have the right to comment.



LaptaGeezer


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Message Posted:
24/03/2011 10:54

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England would be well shot of the EU, it is just one large 'club' that the better off countries pay into to subsidise the worse off countries and what do we get out of it?! If you had 10 people, all of differing wealth levels and asked them all to put into a pot and then have a share out, what would be the incentive for the higher paid guys to do it...? There isn't one and that is just the same with the EU.



It is nothing more than an egotistical attempt to become as large as the US and is a total waste of time.



jimmyG


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Message Posted:
24/03/2011 13:15

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The MEP's expenses 'gravy train' would make our own MP's expenses scandal pale into insignificance if they ever voted to publish details - but surprise, surprise they voted against that. The EU's audited accounts have never been signed off since it's inception, which says it all really.



philbailey


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24/03/2011 22:38

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A former Conservative MEP expelled by the party over expenses allegations has been ordered to repay 345,289 in "unjustified" claims

Den Dover, 72, originally faced a demand for 538,000 the European Parliament said should not have been paid to him.



But the European Court of Justice has reduced that amount after an appeal.



Mr Dover stood down as an MEP in 2009 after being expelled by the Tory Party for "gross misconduct



http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-12847194



HairyPeggy01


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Message Posted:
25/03/2011 05:43

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What the hell is David Cameron doing contributing to the Eurozone bail out fund for Portugal? Oh, sorry, I forgot, it's not his money!



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