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By admin, posted on February 22, 2013

Yesterday the European Union announced it is taking the UK to the European Court of Justice over the Government’s 5% VAT rate on ‘energy saving materials’. This 5% rate is much lower than the standard VAT rate of 20%. The lower rate applies to energy saving materials including the installation of: controls for central heating… Read more

By admin, posted on February 21, 2013

Euractiv reports that the EU has gained yet more power over Eurozone budgets. From March Eurozone governments will send their draft budgets to the European Commission in preparation for 2014. This is quite unbelievable. It’s like having an arsonist give advice on fire safety. The EU accounts haven’t been signed off in 18 years. Billions… Read more

By admin, posted on February 20, 2013

Ofgem, the energy regulator, again warns of an impending energy crisis. We can put blame for this squarely at the door of the European Union. Their energy rules, emission targets and climate fundamentalism will turn off the lights. Their ruinous Large Combustion Plant Directive will lead to the closure of the plants that provide us… Read more

By admin, posted on February 19, 2013

The European Parliament met yesterday for the first time after the EU budget deal was brokered. One by one the federalist group leaders opposed the deal. Joseph Daul of the European People’s Party and Guy Verhofstadt of the Liberals will vote against the budget. Martin Schulz (above), the ‘president’ of the parliament and former leader… Read more

By admin, posted on February 18, 2013

A recent poll in by Harris Interactive for The Financial Times and published today in The Daily Express reveals just how much of an impact the talk of an In/Out EU Referendum has had upon the electorate. The poll reveals that if there were an in-out referendum today, half of the British public would vote… Read more

By admin, posted on February 15, 2013

Jeremy Warner in the Telegraph this morning comes round to our line of thinking on the EU. He says if the EU and US can have a free trade deal without the harmonisation, the ever closer union, the flag, the anthem, the currency, why should our trading relationship with the EU be one of political… Read more

By admin, posted on February 14, 2013

It’s not been a good year for the EU and we’re only in February. At the beginning of January the Eurozone posted its worst unemployment statistics ever, with almost 12% unemployment. The horsemeat scandal has exposed the failures of the EU single market and its regulations. As these things come in threes, this morning Eurostat… Read more

By admin, posted on February 13, 2013

Amid the fanfare of the EU budget ‘deal’, which is far from a done deal, we find Euractiv reports that the EU anti-fraud office has cracked down on a scam where over £42,000 (€50,000) of EU ‘development’ money has gone to fund social networking accounts in Bulgaria. In August 2012, the Bulgarian daily Sega exposed… Read more