posted on Dec, 18 2011 @ 05:06 PM
I think that the real objective of the EU, and the real reason that the UK is resisting, is being left out of the discussion.
Until now, the EU have mainly been funded by customs related revenues and membership dues. The tax on financial transactions, will be the first EU
tax, and the EU aristocracy wants it bad... They produce 70 percent of the legislation, receive 3 to 4 times the pay of an equivalent northern
european job, pays very little taxes, and they don't have the ability to tax.
Not only would 80 percent of the tax be paid by the UK, but at the same time the EU would push for others taxes. After all, there's no sense in
wasting a perfectly good recession when you can use it to push for more power to the EU and less power for the national parliaments.