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    EU teens to get free interrailing ticket on their 18th birthdays

    http://www.thejournal.ie/eu-budget-interrailing-ticket-birthday-18-3296574-Mar2017/

    Manfred Weber is requesting that the European Commission funds and launches an initiative whereby 18-year-olds are gifted a single use interrail ticket for their birthday.
    The programme would be funded by the European Commission in cooperation with member states and rail companies.
    I'm sure we taxpayers can all salute this imaginative and generous proposal.
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    Using taxpayers money to promote the EU.
    This is nothing but gimmick politics and propaganda. Brexit got their backs up and they are in full war-footing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by A Voice View Post
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    I'm sure we taxpayers can all salute this imaginative and generous proposal.
    What is the cost ? minimal as the trains are already running

    We give pensioners travel passes, the average 18 year old isn't as flush as the average pensioner
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    Bad idea. Will not benefit marginalised young people and will cost money that could otherwise be used to benefit marginalised young people.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Toland View Post
    Bad idea. Will not benefit marginalised young people and will cost money that could otherwise be used to benefit marginalised young people.
    It might benefit non marginalised young people who can't afford it. Its like the idea that we shouldn't give extra resources to help exceptionally gifted children.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Toland View Post
    Bad idea. Will not benefit marginalised young people and will cost money that could otherwise be used to benefit marginalised young people.
    The sprogs from wealthier families will be in much more prime position to use it as they will be able to afford the non transport aspect of the holiday vastly more easily!
    I think there is something in Canada, where the Government pays a bond for each new born Canadian and then when that person is 18, they get all that accrued interest and principal, now there's an even better idea!
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    Quote Originally Posted by A Voice View Post
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    I'm sure we taxpayers can all salute this imaginative and generous proposal.
    That, along with free mobile roaming, would do more for the EU's image than 60 years of peace.
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    More super state creep from the undemocratic EU. When is Ireland leaving the EU?
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    Quote Originally Posted by truthandjustice View Post
    More super state creep from the undemocratic EU. When is Ireland leaving the EU?
    Some time after never.
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    AFAIK The Families of the workers in CIE, benefit from this at international and national level already and it's ongoing not just a once off and in that case is beyond fooking absurd! Imagine if you work as a shelf stacker, your spouse and children being entitled to free stuff in the shop where you work, whenever they wish and on top of that at any store in Europe, anybody even suggesting it would be locked up in a psychiatric health facility!
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