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The BBC finally talks about corruption and waste in the EU

Or does it?

Tonight we were amazed to hear the BBC investigate corruption and waste in the EU. It has apparently occurred to the British Broadcasting Corporation to wonder why the British Government is cutting services when the EU is throwing away vast sums of money on criminals.

The EU's lack of basic accounting controls and the gross theft of tax money belonging to the public astonished even the BBC.

The BCC focused on the Mafia and Italy. It suggested that the Italian Government could not correct the fraud and corruption polluting EU projects. The BBC said that this is a problem for a number of EU member states. It suggested that really the member states ought to cede their sovereignty to the EU so Brussels could handle the problem.

According to a spokesperson carefully selected by the BBC, the answer to the problem is more power for Brussels and Olaf. Further it was suggested that though vast sums of taxpayer money will be lost to fraud, but that's what has to happen to get Europe's economy back on track.

In other words, any problems with the EU, no matter how huge or systemic, will be resolved by an even bigger, more powerful EU.

Never mind that 20th history proves that powerful, centralized governments are wicked and incompetent.

We heard it tonight on Channel 4.

UPDATE

Marcus Foxall writes, "It suggested that really the member states ought to cede their sovereignty to the EU so Brussels could handle the problem.

I am as proudly, vehemently anti-EU as any decent Englishman.

But where in the BBC article does it make such a claim? Or was this claim made on television only?"

The suggestion was made on the radio on Channel 4. Blame was placed on small states and on Britain, which refused to cede sovereignty in the matter.

To be more accurate, blame was placed by the EU spokesman whom the BBC chose to interview. The BBC is superb at carefully selecting speakers and, some might think, at putting on the air speakers with the Beeb's point of view.

Comments (1)

Marcus:

"It suggested that really the member states ought to cede their sovereignty to the EU so Brussels could handle the problem."

I am as proudly, vehemently anti-EU as any decent Englishman.

But where in the BBC article does it make such a claim?
Or was this claim made on television only?


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