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Friday, September 15, 2006

EU Wants its Money Back

We all know that some of the less scrupulous members of the EU are less than thorough with their controls on the spending of EU Grants. Normally we would expect such scandals from Southern Europe. However, the EU is asking for money back from the People's Republic of Northen Britain.

THE European Commission is demanding the return of more than £20 million in development grants paid out to the Highlands and Islands in the 1990s. The EU has found errors and problems in the way that many of the projects were handled between 1994 and 1999, and has asked for the £20 million claw-back as a penalty.
Now whatever I think of the EU, I think they are right in principal here. If the money has been wrongly spent, it should be returned. However, I would like the principal extended more generally...... Can we have OUR money back?

4 comments:

ken said...

"Can we have OUR money back?"

Don`t be silly, you know it`s not our money,it was our govenrnments money, they on grow it on trees

AntiCitizenOne said...

Remember under the socialist EU model governments own the people, so we should work for our rulers benefit.

Serf said...

It only grows on Olive trees, thanks to our generosity :)

David Webster said...

The EU has found errors and problems in the way that many of the projects were handled between 1994 and 1999It's taken them 7 flippin' years to work this out. Is this an attempt to get their accounts for these years into a sensible state so that they can be signed off, thus ruining the true statement that the EU hasn't had it's accounts signed off for 12 years?