Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Impeccable timing

Well done European Union, you certainly chose your moment:
A £6.5 billion EU budget rise that would increase EU spending by six per cent to £114.5 billion – of which £9.2 billion would be the British contribution – was voted through by MEPs in Strasbourg.

The increase, which Britain has so far failed to block, will cost the British taxpayer an extra £884 million and is a sum equivalent to the costs of employing an additional 14,000 NHS doctors, 29,000 nurses, 34,000 police constables or 52,000 Army privates.
Ho hum.

1 comment:

Dilettante said...

*Sigh*. The EU is inspiring - it's sense of timing, not so much.