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Thursday, April 20, 2006

Those Bloody Irish

Ireland is a success story. We have all read the stories in the paper about low unemployment and rapid growth. Good luck to them on that, they deregulated and slashed taxes and the result was as expected. I have one very major complaint about them though. They continue to see the EU as their personal rich aunt who is there to provide. Take this story for example:

IRELAND and 12 other member states have taken on the European Commission, as it bids to accelerate dairy export subsidy cuts towards their promised elimination by 2013.
They don’t need the money and yet they are trying to stand in the way of CAP reform. The bastards are stopping the poor scrape a living by selling their goods to us. You would think that of all people the Irish would have some sympathy with the starving in Africa.

3 comments:

dearieme said...

"You would think that of all people the Irish would have some sympathy with the starving in Africa": now you're just being silly.

Daniel said...

It's easy to cut taxes when your economy is being propped up by EU handouts.

Charles Martel said...

daniel - EU subsidies only amounted to at most, 1 per cent of GDP, and that hit its peak in the late 90s.

By 2007/2008 Ireland will actually be a net contributor to the EU.

"You would think that of all people the Irish would have some sympathy with the starving in Africa."

not if their governments are corrupt.