March 19, 2019

The true cost of the European Union

Janice AtkinsonRebel Commentator

While millions are unemployed or living on the poverty line, European Union politicians are living it up on backs of taxpayers. As a Member of the European Parliament, I cost the taxpayer £2 million every year. And there are 751 MEPs in total.

Add up translators, staff, travel and all of the expenses from free healthcare right down to the chauffeurs driving Mercedes, and you'll get an eye-watering budget of €164.1 billion in commitments.

The runaway budget is only one of the reasons why I've spent the last 20 years campaigning for Britain to leave the EU.

You don't have to look far to find massive waste.

Every year, MEPs join the travelling circus from Brussels to Strasbourg, where a four-day sitting has cost £928 million in taxpayer money over the past seven years' worth of trips.

The EU has become a graveyard for the retired, liberal left in Europe. It's time to vote them out. 

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commented 2019-03-20 03:59:05 -0400
A the root of the problem is the history of Europe for hundreds and hundreds of years… Europeans in central and western Europe have been “conditioned” to accept the “intrinsic wisdom” of their “ruling classes” – indeed genuflect and forgive – for repeated stupidities, blatantly dumb as those decisions may be… In Eastern Europe however, “the penny dropped” during the Soviet Union years, i.e., that too, too many politicians are no smarter than that idiot boy who just poured oil into your car’s radiator… That has indeed been the saving grace of Eastern Europeans who have NOT forgotten that reality, and even younger generations have enough parents and grandparents still alive to cite chapter and verse of that mass insanity in vivid detail… Europe is strongly divided by “the experience of history” and all the leftie news media there cannot bury it, try as they may…
commented 2019-03-19 21:56:05 -0400
Janis nails it here. Being an insider, she knows about the waste of money the EU is. In fact, my time with the Government of Canada tells me she’s right about the EU and all unaccountable governments.
commented 2019-03-19 21:25:12 -0400
The Government of the UK is riddled with what they call Remainer’s who in fact are NWO Marxist and desire one leader for the whole world but will be quite satisfied with just one leader for Europe….For a while.
commented 2019-03-19 16:50:17 -0400
The sooner the satanic pro Islamic terror group the EU is destroyed the better……..follow the lead of the heroes in Poland , Czech Republic ,Slovakia and Hungary etc and get back your freedom from tyranny.
commented 2019-03-19 16:16:42 -0400
Yes, The people of the UK could be over governed.
Add to Janice’s EU total, 781 sitting people in the unelected House of Lords, plus 650 Members of Parliament, who have spent almost 3 years on Brexit, and are right back where they started.
commented 2019-03-19 10:21:49 -0400
The EU is on its last legs. The banking crisis, the pension crisis and the youth unemployment crisis are all chipping away at its foundations to brink about its collapse. In this country we’re not that far behind them, and we need to get Alberta out so we don’t get dragged down any further and suffer even more devastating affects when they end finally comes.
commented 2019-03-19 08:52:14 -0400
It is no wonder why the Canadian Liberal government wants so desperately for Canada to go global and emulate the EU Bureaucracy with that kind of gravy train income.

A $250,000 Euro salary in Canadian dollars is $377,269.78 plus all the perks, expense account, etc.

For the Liberal government it is all about wealth and power, not concern for the Canadians they govern, aside from the vote they get from the Canadian voter of course, and they would do away that vote in a heartbeat they could be assured of maintaining power forever.
commented 2019-03-19 06:52:46 -0400
Isn’t democracy wonderful.You get to vote for somebody to come over and punch you in the face!
commented 2019-03-19 06:08:27 -0400
Great reporting!

This shows the absolute contempt the EU has for the working class. It invites in millions of migrant workers, orders the member states to financially support them, and buffers itself financially from the effects of a crumbling Europe.

The UKers who voted Brexit, Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic, and Italy are the greatest threats to the EU Parliament, but more and more the the people are waking up to what is happening around them. To this, the EU calls Popularism and Nationalism evil. Yea, right. Like forcing people to give up their apartments to make room for “refugees”, paying “refugees” who refuse to integrate, learn the local language or traditions, or even bother looking for work.

Yet the mandarins operate in a never-never land detached from the population they are supposedly representing.
commented 2019-03-19 04:53:55 -0400
Those costs are obscene.
commented 2019-03-19 04:51:47 -0400
And each and every “Muslim inspired” slaughter on European soil is vivid proof….
commented 2019-03-19 04:49:29 -0400
It has been obvious for decades now that there is a class of “government parasites” that have developed the fine art of feeding off of the taxpayers backs of European taxpayers, and all across Europe, to dine in Brussels; burp; share fine wines, share socialist and “we know what’s best for you” homilies, and never, ever apologize for being the stupidest jerks for knowing what is really best for mankind in the long run…