Brexit

Net recipients …. Belgium, Luxembourg, Portugal, Spain.

2nd biggest contributor …. United Kingdom.

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35 Responses to Brexit

  1. Jock

    Why is Luxembourg and Belgium taking money.?? Luxembourg is very small and very rich. Belgium the same. These numbers are a bit of worry after brexit.

  2. Bronson

    So where does that leave the EU when UK leaves?

  3. Richard S

    One graph to explain the EU’s stance towards the UK. It’s all about the money. The debt of the EU must be growing out of control.

  4. Iva Right

    Britain leaving is going to leave a big hole in the eu rort!

  5. Little wonder the EU is so worried.

  6. nb

    Luxembourg?
    Wow, they must have a few secrets stashed away. In 2018 its GDP per capita was $113,000 per capita! I’m sure the British are pleased to contribute to the welfare fund of the 3rd wealthiest (per capita) nation on earth! Ahh, the EU, regulate you to penury one day, steal what’s left the next.

  7. egg_

    Little wonder the EU is so worried.

    EU parasites must be agitating behind the scenes.

  8. Dr Fred Lenin

    Printing euro-centrelink recipients on the left and taxpayers on the right ? A novel idea should be more of it ,nothing like exposing facts is there ? No wonder the comissars are scared of Brexit , if Marine le Pen wins and starts Frexit rolling they are stuffed , I dont think the German taxpayers could take much more of this just to keep a bunch of bureaucrats and failed politicians in luxury. Long Live ,Brexit Vive la Nouvelle Revolution .

  9. stackja

    BENELUX

    The treaty establishing the Benelux Customs Union was signed on 5 September 1944, by the governments in exile of the three countries in London, and entered into force in 1948. It ceased to exist on 1 November 1960, when it was replaced by the Benelux Economic Union after a treaty signed in The Hague on 3 February 1958. It was preceded by the (still existent) Belgium-Luxembourg Economic Union, established on 25 July 1921. Its founding contributed to the founding of the European Union (EU).

  10. egg_

    Why is Luxembourg and Belgium taking money.?? Luxembourg is very small and very rich. Belgium the same.

    The Belgian (EU) bureaucracy is a major parasite class?

  11. feelthebern

    Good on the Polish people.
    They shouldn’t stop until an amount equal to WW2 reparations are made.

  12. egg_

    It was preceded by the (still existent) Belgium-Luxembourg Economic Union, established on 25 July 1921.

    Generations of bureaucratic parasites?

  13. Alessio

    Given the French and UK economies are of similar size (https://fullfact.org/economy/uk-largest-economies-eu/) then why do the French bludgers pay less and say more?

  14. cuckoo

    Interesting to see Poland where it is. Visiting a few years ago, I saw grim Stalinist-era housing blocks being covered in shiny, colourful new cladding (hopefully non-flammable). My Polish friend observed with the pride of someone who has pulled off a clever deal, “All paid for by the EU!”

  15. Up The Workers!

    Perhaps the E.E.C.’ers who have thus far been freeloading off the British and German taxpayers, could all apply to go to Iran , Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, Yemen, Afghanistan or Somalia as refugees?

    I hear those countries have plenty of room these days for new arrivals from the poor, disadvantaged third-world shite-holes of Europe with their endemic crime, intolerance, ethnic ghettos, unemployment, lifetime welfare-dependence, religious terrorism, female genital mutilation, misogyny and sex-gangs.

    Do they give out free white-goods, free health-care, free education, taxpayer-funded SUV’s, queue-jumped housing and Centrelink there?

    God forbid even the comically-wobbly Drunker- Juncker, the bottle-fatigued old drunk of an E.E.C. President from the Duchy of Luxembooze may have to take the pledge if Boris and the Poms stop the flow of his torrent of Schnapps-money.

  16. Bruce of Newcastle

    Macron turns into Napoleon.

    Macron sends blunt message to Boris – EU threaten trade shutdown until UK hands over £39bn

    The European Union will refuse to talk trade with Prime Minister Boris Johnson until the UK gives Brussels the £39bn divorce bill. The stark warning came from one of Emmanuel Macron’s strongest allies and former French EU minister Nathalie Loiseau. Speaking to Sky News’ Sophy Ridge, Ms Loiseau confirmed that there would be no discussion on a future trade relationship until the divorce bill, citizens rights and the Irish border are solved.

    The stark warning from the French side adds to the escalating standoff between the UK and the European Union ahead of the October 31 deadline.

    The Continental System didn’t work then and won’t work now.

    Trump hands Boris £1trillion Brexit trade boost with record-breaking US-UK deal – REVEALED

    Australia Joins U.S. in Seeking Post-Brexit UK Trade Deal ‘Within Weeks’

    (All three articles are from 28 July.)

  17. Pyrmonter

    Surprised Ireland is a net contributor … and that Belgium isn’t (is that just a measure of the expenditures in Brussells?)

    What on earth is the money going on in Lithuania, Hungary and Poland?

  18. Mother Lode

    If the Germans didn’t think they would be able to dominate Europe through the EU they would be motivated to get out too.

    Weird thing is that it must be some sort of instinctive genetic-memory thing, because while labouring tirelessly to ascend the throne of Europe, they seem to have absolutely sense of their own worth. In fact, Germany really seems to hate everything German.

  19. egg_

    Trump hands Boris £1trillion Brexit trade boost with record-breaking US-UK deal – REVEALED

    Australia Joins U.S. in Seeking Post-Brexit UK Trade Deal ‘Within Weeks’

    More #winning!

  20. Petros

    Have a look at how the German economy grew at the expense of the smaller economies with the introduction of the euro. Losing your trade advantage by no longer having your own currency was a big mistake. Screwed over manufacturing and farming in lots of EU countries. Zero sympathy for the Germans. They knew what they were doing. Britain should get out ASAP.

  21. Rafe Champion

    What on earth is the money going on in Lithuania, Hungary and Poland?

    A nice point, I thought Hungary and Poland were pissed off with the EU eroding their sovereignty and the Baltic states have no happy memories of Germany or the USSR,

  22. yarpos

    I do love the karmic symmetry of Germany paying in and Poland benefiting, only fair it seems. Also enjoy the pugnacious Poles giving the middle finger to the IPCC warmanistas recently. Go Poland!

  23. Mark M

    Did you say Spain, where they tax the sun and go broke?

    Power to the people: how Spanish cities took control of energy

    The ‘sunshine tax’ is dead, and Barcelona and Cádiz are mounting a renewables revival

    https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/jun/14/power-to-the-people-how-spanish-cities-took-control-of-energy

    Don’t lol. It will happen here …

    8 June, 2017: Networks want to hit household solar exports with extra grid charges

    “Any moves to tax the sun in the way that’s being proposed by the AEMC report will be met with very strong community resistance by the 5 million solar voters around the country,” said Shani Tager, from Solar Citizens.
    “Over 1.6 million Australian households have stumped up their own money to put solar on their roof and take back control of their power bills and this is another move to make solar owners the fall guy.”

    https://reneweconomy.com.au/network-solar-tax-canvassed-for-exports-from-solar-households-50950/

  24. RobK

    It’s a complex web of smoke and mirrors. It’s a preferential trade cartel .

  25. Walter Plinge

    What on earth is the money going on in Lithuania, Hungary and Poland?

    Probably doing up cultural sites and building infrastructure. Those countries are still quite shabby for the most part.

  26. John A

    Bruce of Newcastle #3117938, posted on July 29, 2019, at 10:24 am

    Macron turns into Napoleon.

    Macron sends blunt message to Boris – EU threaten trade shutdown until UK hands over £39bn

    The European Union will refuse to talk trade with Prime Minister Boris Johnson until the UK gives Brussels the £39bn divorce bill.

    Well, Boris could work out that if the UK has a trade deficit with the EU of more than the 39Bn, they could just walk away and win by calling the bluff.

  27. Dr Fred Lenin

    Macron needs Boris to pay the 39 billion to secure his own future job at the EU when Marine le Pen beats him at the next election , the EU has a history of giving well paid “jobs” to failed political hacks ,May and Merkel are probably in line for jobs too , the Eu needs the money to keep the wages paid . When the UK leaves France and Italy may follow ,then the Fourth Reich will collapse like the last reich .

  28. The Beer Whisperer

    solar owners the fall guy.

    WTF?

    They’re parasites, and they know it. No sympathy.

  29. Roger

    I thought Hungary and Poland were pissed off with the EU eroding their sovereignty…

    They are, but as I noted on the OT today in regard to Hungary, before reclaiming their sovereignty they will have to face up to the hit their living standards will take. Worth it, imv, in the long run.

  30. Crossie

    solar owners the fall guy.

    WTF?

    They’re parasites, and they know it. No sympathy.

    Good!

  31. 2dogs

    They’re parasites, and they know it. No sympathy.

    I have solar, and I kind of agree with this. I certainly didn’t install it out of climate change concerns, but I have been incentivised into it with the subsidies on one hand and the high charges on the other.

    I acknowledge that these actions have been at the expense of those who could not afford the capital cost of doing the same.

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  33. John Stankevicius

    Germans hate Germans a bit like what is happening in Oz. Merkel grew up under occupation and would have been hammered at how shit it was to be a a German compared to being Russian.
    Money going to Lithuania – good the last monarch to die on the battlefield against the Turks defending blonde hair and blue eyes

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