We’ve previously showed the EU is bound to be as corrupt as Haiti – here’s a checkpoint.
The EU’s auditors have refused to sign off its accounts for the 13th year in a row, which means if it was a company, it would be at best in Chapter 11.
EU auditors have once again refused to sign off the bloc’s accounts while noting that EU farm subsidy reform means that handouts are going to golf clubs rather than farmers…
The Court pointed out in its report that “at least 12% of the total amount reimbursed to structural policies projects should not have been paid out,” particularly in the area of regional development and social cohesion.
The qualifier “social” negates the noun (viz “social justice”), so any fund aimed at”social cohesion” is bound to promote the distinctly un-cohesive habit of fraud. Overall it seems the entire contribution the Brits pay to the EU is being stolen.
The corruption isn’t confined to the bureaucrats in Brussels – the pols in member states have their snouts deep in the trough. They can do that unchallenged because the European democratic process has collapsed – the recently elected French leader is happy with that:
Referendums on the new European Union Treaty were “dangerous” and would be lost in France, Britain and other countries, Nicolas Sarkozy has admitted.
The French president’s confession that governments could not win popular votes on a “simplified treaty” – drawn up to replace the EU constitution rejected by his countrymen two years ago – was made in a closed meeting of senior Euro-MPs.
“France was just ahead of all the other countries in voting no. It would happen in all member states if they have a referendum. There is a cleavage between people and governments,” he said.
“A referendum now would bring Europe into danger. There will be no Treaty if we had a referendum in France, which would again be followed by a referendum in the UK.”
There’s a direct correlation between freedom, honesty, and national wealth, so the bent EUrocrats and the likes of Sarkozy and Brown are just impoverishing the people of Europe.
Americans despairing at the prospect of Democratic rule should the reflect that, whatever happens, the US will stay free, honest and rich.