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Wednesday, May 10, 2006

EU Tax

They never let it lie do they.

The European Union needs to overhaul its "irrational" budget procedures and consider an EU tax to provide part of its financing, according to a group of European members of parliament.
These would of course be those same people who costs us a million quid or so each every year, whose parliament has been paying too much rent since the time of dinosaurs and whose carnival of movement between Strasborg & Brussels costs sums too large to mention. I think they got their words mixed up. The European Union needs to overhaul its "irrational" spending, is what they should have said.


Mr Eugenides said...

Any excuse. I wouldn't be surprised if there's some form of EU levy 10 years from now.

Oh, and Happy Europe Day!

AntiCitizenOne said...

An EU tax, will lead to EU attacks.

Anonymous said...


You should read "The Stars my Destination" by Alfred Bester.

In it, a (now rich) ex-convict has a facial tattoo removed. It is done, however, in a way which damages his skin so
that whenever he is flushed with exertion or emotion, the tattoo shape glows red.

He disguises himself as a dandy and constructs the "Four Mile Circus", an ever-moving carnival of trivia, and never stops for a minute, apparently with extreme attention span problems, switching between things with no obvious purpose.

In fact, the Circus is a lab where he is working on some big project (I forgot the details) and the apparent wackiness is just to disguise his true self.

Better synopsis here:

Don't know why this all makes me think of the EU.