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Red Eric Dec 20th 2016 8:19 pm

re: Post EU Referendum
 

Originally Posted by Dick Dasterdly (Post 12133470)
According to a spokesperson for the European Parliament, they simply do not have enough bureaucrats and administrators to keep track of the expenses of all MEPs.
They claim that hiring the necessary staff would be too costly and instead decided to leave the expenses of MEP's unmonitored.

This means the spending of more than 700 MEPs has no oversight. The funding we provide could end up being spent on anything!

More than 33,000 Eurocrats employed in Brussels but apparently they can't spare a few to keep themselves honest.

Just another reason to leave the bureaucratic nightmare that is the EU.

Never mind Dick. Very shortly it'll no longer be the UK's concern where your next 10 years' (at least) contributions go becuase you voted to leave and therefore lose your say on the matter entirely.

Do keep those contributions coming though, please. Portugal badly needs your share. And henceforth can you spend more of your time scrutinising the doings of Westminster and less of it peering over the fence and gossiping about the neighbours?

Thanks :shades_smile:

Dick Dasterdly Dec 20th 2016 8:36 pm

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Sad Eric.
Just more sour grapes. :(

Dick Dasterdly Dec 20th 2016 8:40 pm

re: Post EU Referendum
 
UK jobs market to defy Brexit gloom in 2017, says CBI

Whatever happened to that IMMEDIATE PROFOUND ECONOMIC SHOCK that the Govt predicted straight after a Brexit vote ? :unsure:

EMR Dec 20th 2016 9:11 pm

re: Post EU Referendum
 

Originally Posted by Dick Dasterdly (Post 12133501)
UK jobs market to defy Brexit gloom in 2017, says CBI

Whatever happened to that IMMEDIATE PROFOUND ECONOMIC SHOCK that the Govt predicted straight after a Brexit vote ? :unsure:

Obviously you have not been following the news.
Sterling collapse, rising prices, emergency cut in interest rates to protect the economy.
Plus the simple fact that brexit is yet to happen.
Not to mention the highest levels of business confidence in Germany for years one of our biggest markets.
Plus higher demand for labour means increased need for EU migrant labour.
Facts, Dick, Facts.

Dick Dasterdly Dec 20th 2016 10:38 pm

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Plain fact is that things are moving along far better than predicted.

The Fear Mongers are on the run.

Nobody even takes their views seriously any more.

:cool:

EMR Dec 21st 2016 5:53 am

re: Post EU Referendum
 

Originally Posted by Dick Dasterdly (Post 12133592)
Plain fact is that things are moving along far better than predicted.

The Fear Mongers are on the run.

Nobody even takes their views seriously any more.

:cool:

Are you really so thick that simple facts are beyond you..

No one takes your repeated claims and that in your favourite comic that anything and everything positive that happens is due to an event that is yet to happen at some unknown time in the future in a form that again is unknown.
Simple facts Dick, maybe too simple for you to understand.

TGA Dec 21st 2016 6:11 am

re: Post EU Referendum
 

Originally Posted by EMR (Post 12133750)
Are you really so thick that simple facts are beyond you..

No one takes your repeated claims and that in your favourite comic that anything and everything positive that happens is due to an event that is yet to happen at some unknown time in the future in a form that again is unknown.
Simple facts Dick, maybe too simple for you to understand.

Just accept it, Britain is booming despite the project fears predictions of what would happen if we voted out. Businesses want to be here, countries want to trade with us..... despite knowing we are leaving the EU.

Just accept emr .. relax and accept;)

Red Eric Dec 21st 2016 6:20 am

re: Post EU Referendum
 

Originally Posted by Dick Dasterdly (Post 12133497)
Sad Eric.
Just more sour grapes. :(

Sour grapes :confused: None of those here Dicky old chum. All our grapes mature to deliciously ripe, sweet, full bunches thanks to the abundant free sunshine.

And thanks to Portugal's membership of the EU our new post-troika government was able to fulfil a promise to inject 100 million euros of EU funding into Portuguese businesses within just 100 days of taking office. Project 100 it was called. And now they've turned their attention to local authorities, currently in receipt of 115 million euros, shortly to be boosted to 330 million under the Portugal 2020 programme through which 470 badly-needed public works will be assisted.

Keep it coming, Dicky old chum. Just don't ask to see the accounts because it's none of your business any more.

Thanks :shades_smile:

EMR Dec 21st 2016 1:39 pm

re: Post EU Referendum
 

Originally Posted by TGA (Post 12133754)
Just accept it, Britain is booming despite the project fears predictions of what would happen if we voted out. Businesses want to be here, countries want to trade with us..... despite knowing we are leaving the EU.

Just accept emr .. relax and accept;)

I will start t o take our brexit thickos seriously when it finally happens when the effects good or bad are finally known.
Brexit thickos who do not realise that the UK has been trading with almost every trading nation in the world for centuries.
Thickos who do not know that the UK economy has been performing steadily, hardly a boom for the past few years.
Thickos to a man.

Red Eric Dec 21st 2016 2:00 pm

re: Post EU Referendum
 

Originally Posted by TGA (Post 12133754)
Just accept it, Britain is booming despite the project fears predictions of what would happen if we voted out. Businesses want to be here, countries want to trade with us..... despite knowing we are leaving the EU.

Just accept emr .. relax and accept;)

It's doing fine at the moment - unexpectedly well on some indicators, although it's a mixed bag.

I'm inclined to believe those forecasters who say there will be a crunch towards the end of the negotiating period - ie about a year and a half after Article 50 is triggered, if things proceed after that at the hoped for pace. But I imagine that whole period could be very jittery.

Fredbargate Dec 21st 2016 3:01 pm

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There's no accounting for pessimism


Dick Dasterdly Dec 21st 2016 7:11 pm

re: Post EU Referendum
 

Originally Posted by TGA (Post 12133754)
Just accept it, Britain is booming despite the project fears predictions of what would happen if we voted out. Businesses want to be here, countries want to trade with us..... despite knowing we are leaving the EU.

Just accept emr .. relax and accept;)


:goodpost:

Exactly.

Dick Dasterdly Dec 21st 2016 7:12 pm

re: Post EU Referendum
 
EU bosses 'knew car-makers were cheating on pollution standards for at least 11 years' - Mirror Online

"EU bosses in Brussels knew for at least 11 years that major car-makers were cheating on pollution standards - but deliberately shut their eyes, according to a hard-hitting report.

The EU Commission and the national governments in Germany, France, Italy and Luxembourg did nothing about the cheating companies because they wanted to protect their car industries, said the report by the European Parliament ."

EMR Dec 21st 2016 7:30 pm

re: Post EU Referendum
 

Originally Posted by Dick Dasterdly (Post 12134235)
:goodpost:

Exactly.

Thanks in no small part to free access to the single market.
Only an idiot would want that to change..

Red Eric Dec 21st 2016 8:11 pm

re: Post EU Referendum
 

Originally Posted by Dick Dasterdly (Post 12134236)
EU bosses 'knew car-makers were cheating on pollution standards for at least 11 years' - Mirror Online

"EU bosses in Brussels knew for at least 11 years that major car-makers were cheating on pollution standards - but deliberately shut their eyes, according to a hard-hitting report.

The EU Commission and the national governments in Germany, France, Italy and Luxembourg did nothing about the cheating companies because they wanted to protect their car industries, said the report by the European Parliament ."

So what did the UK government do about it, Dick? Careful how you answer, now....... ;)


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