Today, every Irish person was understandably focused on the meetings going on in Dublin to identify massive cuts in our budget.
Every English person was focused on the massive cuts to their budget.
Every French person was focused on the cuts in their pensions.
Meanwhile, in Brussels, our MEPs were voting to increase their own budget by 5.9%, and that's over and above the previously agreed increase for 2011.
Why is it that national governments have to make painful decisions, but EU bureaucracy grows and grows?
Why do national MPs and TDs have to take the hard decisions, while our anonymous MEPs (who's heard from their MEP since they voted for them?) get to award themselves more of our money?
Why the pain for some, but the largesse for a protected class of unaccountable criminals in Brussels?
For the record, FT, if you use the word "elites" once in this thread, Spotty will mock you mercilessly. They're crooks, but they are no better than the rest of us. They just think they are.
While George Osborne was announcing the cuts, MEPs were pushing through an increase that will cost Britain £880 million – Telegraph Blogs