Two stories today, courtesy of Nanny Beeb:
The UK's net contribution to the European Union will rise by almost 60% next year, the Treasury has said.
Well, we can have no argument against that, can we? It is such good value for money, and I certainly sleep well at night knowing that a robust accounting system means that every single penny spent can be explained in a satisfactory fashion.
The Treasury said it was right for the UK "to share the burden of membership with new accession countries".
Really? Excellent! Let's hope that is true across the board. I don't know who the Perm. Sec. at the Treasury is, but I'm betting he's a member of a golf club. Does this mean that if I join his club he'll stand my membership fees? He should also be aware that I have no interest in the rules of golf and no intention of abiding by those rules and will just spend all day poncing drinks off the other members whilst moaning about how terrible things were for me twenty years ago.
"The prime minister has made clear our belief is that it is right for us to share the burden of membership of the European Union with the new accession countries so that every part of the European Union can look forward to prosperity in the future," he added.
Prosperity? Future? What does the Gorgon know about it? He has neither. Give me fucking strength.
And then, when we pass a law that we actually want, we still can't enforce it because:
Dozens of prosecutions under a 1984 Act have been dropped because the government of the day failed to notify the European Commission about the law.
What fucking business is it of theirs?
I think I've finally figured it out. We're the kitchen cat. Our government is the Pantry Boy who has to account to Cook (in the form of the EC) for every action, movement and decision it takes. The Pantry Boy doesn't like this, so gives us a kick as we pass and makes us report to them in the same manner.
Why won't the Tories actually be different to ZNL by listening to their membership and push the question of our continued membership of this Kafkaesque organisation to the top of the agenda?