And alarming figures suggested Greece is potentially in the grip of a run on its banks, with around 20 per cent of deposits withdrawn since the start of the year. Anger: Belgian MEP Guy Verhofstadt refused to speak English to deliver his speech Anger: Belgian MEP Guy Verhofstadt refused to speak English to deliver his speech Amid bitter recriminations in Brussels over David Cameron’s decision to veto last week’s attempt at a new EU-wide treaty, senior figures said they would now try to strip Britain of its annual EU rebate in an act of vengeance. The rebate – which has reduced the size of the UK’s contribution to the EU budget over the past 25 years by billions of pounds – including £2.7billion this year, was won by Margaret Thatcher but is up for renegotiation soon. Former Belgian prime minister and Liberal MEP Guy Verhofstadt refused to speak English to deliver his speech on the summit, saying: ‘I shall speak my native language today because I don’t think English is a very appropriate language to use.’ He added: ‘When you are invited to a table, it is either as a guest or you are part of the menu. That can happen. ‘This selfish British strategy of protecting the City is one we cannot tolerate any longer.’
Joseph Daul, leader of the largest party in the European Parliament, the centre-right European People’s Party – from which the Prime Minister withdrew his Tory MEPs on coming into office – said Mr Cameron had acted with no consideration for EU solidarity. He told MEPs: ‘I believe the British rebate should be put into question.
‘Our taxpayers’ money should be used for things other than rewarding selfish and nationalistic attitudes.’
Hahahahaha your all in the same boat mate, it doesnt matter what britain or the other countires in the EU do.
Well guess what surrender monkeys, you are playing into the British publics hands by turning on your anti Britain rhetoric that just smaks of petulisim. The majority of us Brits don't want to be part of your unelected gang of dictators that is called the European union and you are providing us with the ammunition needed to get our government to tear up the lisbon treaty and remove ourselves from the money hole that is mainland europe. Britain is big enough to stand on its own two feet and we have something to say to you, good riddence.
Its well known that the queen actually owns much of the land in Britain. Political power doesnt come down to position or what paper say because money dictates power in our society and the royal family is extremley wealthy in gold and important assets.
Originally posted by michael1983l
reply to post by ThrowCatsAtCacti
Seriously, I guess you are American but I don't get why you guys think our Royal Family has any kind of political power or power over its people. They Royal Family is purely symbolic and if they tried to be anything more than that they would be disolved. Our nation is democratic and the power is held by the elected members of the house of commons.
As for your comments about the economics, your probably right. However at least we will still hold the power to decide how to rectify the problems ourself.
Britain is big enough to stand on its own two feet and we have something to say to you, good riddence
Originally posted by ThrowCatsAtCacti
]Its well known that the queen actually owns much of the land in Britain.