Sunday, August 26, 2007

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12 years of non compliance

Melissa Kite, Deputy Political Editor, Sunday Telegraph , tells us that, Britain will spend millions on EU opt-outs. She writes that, A copy of the proposed EU budget for 2008 seen by this newspaper reveals that bureaucrats in Brussels will spend swathes of their £84 billion budget, including £10.5 billion of British money, on politically correct initiatives which would seem to have little benefit to Britain.

Even though Gordon Brown claims that Britain won opt-outs from the measures on human rights, common foreign policy, criminal justice, and tax and benefits, British taxpayers will still be paying to set them up and promote them because of the Government's £10.5 billion contribution to the EU budget.

In another Sunday Telegraph article, Patience Wheatcroft writes "For anyone contemplating investment in a business, the auditors' report should be obligatory reading....." But if the auditors feel unable to sign off the accounts, then something is usually very wrong indeed. "Think very hard before handing over your cash to this lot," runs the real message.

She goes on to write Yet Britain will soon be paying over £5 billion or so to an organisation that has failed to produce a clean set of accounts for the last 12 years.

Apart from the 100% diference between Melissa & Patience figures, what they and the Telegraph should realise is;

It doesn't mater how fast you chase the European Commission, you never catch up with the money. This can be expressed as EU = mc12, where EU is the immovable object, mc = mass corruption and 12 is the number of years that it has been impossible to perform a budgetary audit.

As the European Union and the EU Commission draws upon its LEGAL BASIS on budgetary maters from Article 268 to 280 of the EC Treaty, and as the European Union has not performed or been in legal compliance for 12 years, it is not a referendum we should be calling for. It is withdrawal from the European Union using the provision of Article 61 of the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties

Article 61 Supervening impossibility of performance

A party may invoke the impossibility of performing a treaty as a ground for terminating or withdrawing from it if the impossibility results from the permanent disappearance or destruction of an object indispensable for the execution of the treaty. If the impossibility is temporary, it may be invoked only as a ground for suspending the operation of the treaty.

12 years of non compliance feels fairly permanent to me.


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