Archive for March 19th, 2011
An old African saying reads: An army of sheep led by a lion can defeat an army of lions led by a sheep.
The question to ask here is, which of the following seems like a sheep, and which one seems and sounds like a lion?
David Cameron – sheep or lion?
Nick Clegg – sheep or lion?
Ed Milliband – sheep or lion?
Nigel Farage – sheep or lion?
Take a look at this website – I show an extraction below:
Annual Costs of EU Membership
The net cost of the EU to Britain is £20 billion pa. But the actual cost is much more than that.
The European Union costs us £65 billion gross every year.
That’s about £1,000 each every year for every man, woman and child in the UK. And it increases every year.
Direct and Indirect Costs of the EU
Estimates of the true cost of the EU are difficult to come by. MPs have called many times for a cost-benefit analysis, to prove or disprove the benefits of membership. Successive Governments, both Labour and Conservative, have refused, on the grounds that the “benefits” are self-evident. In truth they are afraid of what such a study would show. The Bruges Group have finally produced an authoritative study.
The second question to ask is what can you do with an extra £1,000 for you, an extra £1,000 for your spouse, and an extra £1,000 for each of your children each and every year? Or, to put it another way, what could our country do with an extra £65B each year to go towards paying off our debts?
This is a very hard question to ponder over, so I’ll go away and leave you to it!