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Europe on 387 Million Euros a Day: Why the World Cannot Afford the EU Paperback – 1 Sep 2010
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An amazingly well-researched book, the type eurorealists need at their fingertips. --Marta Andreasen MEP
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387 million euros - that's what it costs to run one of the world's most financially incontinent institutions. When its main policy has been described by Tony Blair as "being responsible for the starvation of the world's poor", can anyone believe that we're spending our money wisely? With mordant wit and forensic skill, Olly Figg charts the extent to which the EU's insidious, unbidden power has imposed itself, here and elsewhere, from your high street to the waters off the coast of Africa.
Most of Britain's laws are now drafted in Belgium and Eurocrats dictate issues as diverse as the privatisation of the Royal Mail, the phasing out of traditional light bulbs, the working hours of our doctors, the biofuel in your petrol tank, and the rate of VAT on toiletries. But our own politicians rarely admit the extent to which this and other countries have given away control of trade, employment policy, transport, the economy, agriculture, fishing and foreign policy.
Until people have regained the right to be governed only by those they can elect and eject - and until the EU's policies are no longer causing humanitarian and environmental catastrophe - this entertaining but damning book will be required reading.
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Millions gave their lives to defend democracy and defeat tyrrany in Europe during WW2. The EEC was the brainchild of German Nazis. They failed to achieve it through military force. However, they continued to foment the plan after serving short prison sentences after the war, this time bringing it about through stealth, trickery , coercion, for the benefit of the German oil, drug and chemical cartel. Now the people of Europe are being dictated to by unaccountable, unelected bureaucrats. Many of the European Commission's policies and directives are disastrous and ill-conceived - not just for Britain, but for Europe as a whole and the world at large. For example the Common Fisheries Policy and fish quotas result in thousands of tons of edible fish being dumped back into the sea every day, to rot on the sea bed. This policy has so decimated the EU fishing grounds that it now leases waters of the coast of Africa, where the waste continues, depriving thousands of African fishermen of their livelihood. Then there is the biofuel policy. The European Commission decided that biofuel was the green way forward, despite objections from countless scientists and environmental organisations who knew better. These objectors have been proven right. Not only have biofuels been shown to cause greater emissions that fossil fuels - the production of Biofuel has also resulted in massive deforestation in developing countries, where rain forests have been burned away to make room for biofuel production. Biofuel production has also caused a massive increase in world food prices, because land once used for food production is now being used for biofuel production. The result is that millions are being forced into hunger, starvation and poverty.
This book is full of such scandalous insanity imposed on Europe and beyond by the EU's unaccountable, unelected politburo. And let's face it, anyone who was foolish enough to think that a European currency was ever going to work is easily capable of devising other disastrous ideas. The EU Commission has now become the enemy, not just of the people, but of the planet. The only people it benefits are the corrupt politicians who collude with the plan.