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    MEPs have voted overwhelmingly rejected the budget compromise that was agreed 5 weeks ago.

    Five weeks ago, at a marathon 32-hour Brussels summit, David Cameron secured a reduction in long-term European spending plans, the first in the EU's history.

    The Prime Minister hailed the EU cuts as the implementation of long overdue austerity in Brussels at a time when national governments were cutting back on spending.
    MEPs reject EU spending cuts and demand extra £1.7bn from British taxpayers - Telegraph

    Euro-MPs this afternoon challenged EU leaders to drop their austerity budget plans for Europe and boost spending for the next seven years.
    MEPs vote against EU budget plans | BreakingNews.ie

    This is going to be problematic for the UK in that this compromise was reached at the insistence of Cameron. Additionally, the UK may lose it's veto.

    Additionally, MEPs have demanded a "compulsory, legally binding and comprehensive revision" of EU spending cuts in 2017 that could restore expenditure by a vote of Europe's leaders, stripping Britain of its veto.
    MEPs reject EU spending cuts and demand extra £1.7bn from British taxpayers - Telegraph

    It seems they may be forcing the UK out of the EU. This is not going to sit well in Britain.

    The EU has also demanded that new taxes be assessed to fund the EU buget.

    Most controversially, and without any prospect of agreement, MEPs have demanded that the EU create new taxes to fund the Brussels budget.
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    Austria to lost and empire and refused to join the German one. Other than Hitler taking over for a few years it didn't work out too badly for them.
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    i owe my allegiance only to the working class

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    Quote Originally Posted by seabhcan View Post
    Damn you democratic accountability!
    Funny how that works. The 27 states of the EU agreed this budget 5 weeks ago. Democracy in action if you are to be believed. It is rejected by the MEPs. Again Democracy in action.

    "The deal agreed unanimously by 27 governments in February is the right one for Europe's taxpayers and we think it's time for the European Parliament to get behind it."

    Martin Callanan MEP, the leader of European Conservatives, accused the majority of the parliament, which rejected the cuts by 506 to 161 votes, of "flying in the face of public opinion".
    Who to believe?
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    Somewhere, King Nidge is smiling,

    As am I,

    The EU takes another step towards the precipice,

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    Lop another 5% of the top and tell them if they reject that it will be 10%!

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    I'd say my new buddies in "Alternative Fur Deustcheland" are pretty pleased too,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ulster-Lad View Post
    Funny how that works. The 27 states of the EU agreed this budget 5 weeks ago. Democracy in action if you are to be believed. It is rejected by the MEPs. Again Democracy in action.



    Who to believe?
    Perhaps those Europhobes, who claim that despite the almost continuous sequence of elections and multiple layers (checks and balances, if you will) of elected officials, that the EU is somehow a dictatorship.

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