Until last year you’d be forgiven for not believing the recovery was its way. In the last year however, Britain has finally started to enjoy the fruits of several harsh years of austerity. GDP is up, unemployment is down and the long-awaited feel good factor is set to follow.
The situation on the Continent couldn’t be more different. The Eurozone struggles to escape economic stagnation whilst unemployment figures soar. Britain is almost out of the woods while the Eurozone is stuck looking for a map. And yet the EU now decides to ‘advise’ Britain on our economics.
According to a recent European Union report, Britain should build more houses and hike up council tax for millions of homeowners. Ironically, if the Eurozone states had not destroyed the European economy with their pet political project, significantly less housing would be needed in Britain to cater for the huge swathes of European economic refugees. If the future of Britain as a sovereign nation wasn’t at stake, it would all be absurdly amusing.
This report reinforces two points about the European Union of which the public should be aware:
Firstly, the Eurocrats have no idea how to successfully manage an economy, never mind 28 hugely divergent ones. A GCSE student of economics could tell you tax cuts boost the economy by encouraging spending.
Secondly, the Commission has no idea how ordinary people live. Miliband is always eager to point out how the Prime Minister doesn’t understand the ‘cost of living crisis’ currently gripping the country. Will he be as quick to denounce the EU’s suggestions which would render thousands of pensioners unable to afford to live in the houses they have spent their lives buying?
This advisory report of the European Union clearly demonstrates the economy of the United Kingdom cannot be entrusted to this institution. It is bad enough our membership of the EU prevents us from trading with the rest of the world without the EU seeking to extend its jurisdiction to domestic economic policy. It is imperative a ‘Brexit’ is achieved as soon as possible, before domestic taxation is the next policy area to be stripped from our parliamentary democracy.
Luke Stanley, Research Assistant