To hell in a handbasket.
Debt-crippled Britain has no more cash, admits British Chancellor George Osborne:
Money gone, says BritainÂ (Tuesday, February 28, 2012)
“The British Government has run out of money because all the money was spent in the good years,” the Chancellor said. “The money and the investment and the jobs need to come from the private sector.”
Britain gives Â£80m in aid to Turkey to help upgrade nation’s sewer system
All of Turkey is an (Islamic) sewer. This is just another misguided attempt to appease the Muselmaniacs with ever increasing gifts Â of jiziya.
ByÂ Jason Groves/Daily Mail
Millions of pounds of British aid is being used to upgrade Turkey’s sewage system, MPs have been told.
Tory MPs reacted with anger last night as details emerged of a little-known Brussels scheme to channel hundreds of millions of pounds a year of aid into countries such as Turkey that are seeking to join the European Union.
MPs on the Commons international development committee were told that Â£570 million of EU aid money in Turkey last year, mostly on improving the sewage system to meet EU standards.Â In contrast, achieving EU sewage standards has required huge investment in Britain in recent decades, but this has been funded by increases in water bills. (Continued below the fold)
There will be blood. When the blood-cult of Islam moves in, the natives move out.
An interview with Paul Weston, the Chairman of the British Freedom Party, has just been published at theÂ New English Review. Click on the link from GOV!
Only (some of) the Dutch have kept their sanity:
“Turkey is not a democratic country, since the criticizing of Islam is banned and journalists are arrested there.”
The revelation came during a hearing in Brussels into how the EU spends the Â£1.2 billion of British aid money it receives each year.
Britain’s share of the EU spending in Turkey is thought to total about Â£80 million.
Tory MP Richard Harrington said the money lavished on Turkey risked bringing the Government’s controversial aid policy into disrepute.
Mr Harrington said: ‘The Government’s aid budget should be focusing on helping the poorest people in the world, not on a political project to improve the infrastructure of a country like Turkey.
‘I have got nothing against Turkey but they are a middle income country and are doing very well. If they want to upgrade their sewage systems to meet EU standards then they can pay for it themselves.’
Fellow Tory Pauline LathamÂ said: ‘I am extremely cross about the money the EU is spending in Turkey and the fact that we seem to be powerless to do anything about it.
‘I was astonished at the level of spending. Turkey is not a poor country- – this money is just designed to soften them up to join the EU, which I don’t think they will ever do.
‘It highlights the problem of giving the EU money to spend on our behalf on aid. Ministers need to act to change the EU’s priorities or find a way of reducing the money that goes to this fund.’
Andris Piebalgs, the EU’s commissioner for development, told MPs that Brussels had a duty to help countries meet the standards required for EU membership.
Mr Piebalgs said: ‘It is quite a substantial amount, but it is our contract, I would say. So we decided that they would be a candidate country. We assume that one day they should be able to take the responsibilities of member countries.
‘Because of the expectation that one day negotiations will be over, there is a possibility that Turkey will be part of the EU, and then they should be able to fully apply EU legislation in all the areas. In some areas it is quite demanding; for example, protecting the environment.’
He said Turkey faced particular problems in meeting EU environmental standards which would require ‘huge investment in treatment of waste water and solid waste’.
The Department for International Development yesterday said it supported the EU’s development programme but wanted to refocus some of its priorities.
International Development Secretary Andrew Mitchell last night stressed that his department does not have a direct aid programme for Turkey. He said ministers were already pressing the EU to focus its aid on the poorest countries.
Mr Mitchell said: ‘DFID does not have a development programme in Turkey. This is from the Commission’s budget to help Turkey join the EU.
‘Following strong pressure from the Coalition Government, the EU is reforming the way it spends aid, making it more transparent and targeted at the poorest people. We will keep up that pressure over the coming years.’Â
We must be crazy to want for Turkey to enter EU â€“ Dutch MP
ISTANBUL. – In an interview with Hurriyet daily of Turkey, Dutch MP Barry Madlener, who attended an international conference in Istanbul, yet again stressed that Turkey has no place in the European Union.
He noted that Turkey is a Muslim country, and many Dutch do not feel safe because of the thousands of Muslims living in the Netherlands. He added that the immigrants have contributed to the escalation of crime in the country.
In Barry Madlener’s words, Turkey is not a democratic country, since the criticizing of Islam is banned and journalists are arrested there. “We must be crazy to want for Turkey to enter the European Union,” the Dutch MP concluded.