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Tears, tantrums and vetoes that never were
Date 19/11/2013 10:37  Author webmaster  Hits 1705  Language Global
UKIP Deputy Leader Paul Nuttall MEP speaks during the Joint Debate on the 2014-2020 EU long-term budget, Strasbourg, 19.11.2013

•  European Parliament, Strasbourg, 19 November 2013

•  Speakers: Paul Nuttall MEP, UK Independence Party (North West), Europe of Freedom and Democracy (EFD) group.

• Joint Debate: Multi-annual Financial Framework (EU budget) 2014-2020

1. Multiannual financial framework 2014-2020
Recommendation:  Jean-Luc Dehaene, Ivailo Kalfin (A7-0389/2013)
- Recommendation on the draft Council regulation laying down the multiannual financial framework for the years 2014-2020
[11791/2013 - C7-0238/2013 - 2011/0177(APP)]
Committee on Budgets

2. Interinstitutional agreement on budgetary discipline, on cooperation in budgetary matters and on sound financial management
Report:  Rafał Trzaskowski (A7-0337/2013)
- Report on conclusion of an interinstitutional agreement between the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission on budgetary discipline, on cooperation in budgetary matters and on sound financial management
[COM(2011)0403 - C7-0186/2011 - 2011/2152(ACI)]
Committee on Constitutional Affairs


Mr President, Commissioner

Well, we’ve finally made it haven’t we? Agonising negotiations, budget cuts, budget rises, tears, tantrums, and vetoes that never were.

So what are we left with? Well, we are left with the UK paying 53 million pounds a day into an organisation that hasn’t had its accounts signed off for 19 years.

So no change there then.

You even tried to hide the bad press - Mr. van Rompuy threatened the Court of Auditors to give the accounts a clean bill of health, but even then there were more errors.

So it's even more taxpayer’s money lost forever.

Even last month we had an emergency vote to raise 2.7 billion euros, or - we were told - the EU would shut down like the USA.

Of course, our friends, the Conservatives didn't even have the bottle to vote against it, and abstained.

Another stunning victiry for Mr Cameron. Whilst we have cuts at home, more money for the European Union.

But don’t be fooled by this agreement, it is merely papering over the cracks, becasue next year, the dam will burst at the EU elections and in my country UKIP will be riding on the crest of an anti-EU wave.