posted on Jan, 23 2013 @ 02:47 PM
Originally posted by christina-66
reply to post by yorkshirelad
I'll give some EU laws that concern me.
1. EU law has taken precedence over domestic legislation since the late 1970's - I'd like to see that overturned.
2. All UK major contracts must be open to bidding for all EU nations and, since the likes of Spain's average salary is 3/4 of the UK's we simply
cannot compete. e.g. a new motorway extension was recently completed in Glasgow at a cost of more than £50million/mile. A Spanish workforce
undertook its construction. I'd like to see that legislation overturned.
3. EU workers are not required to pay UK tax for the first nine months of being here - that's not a level playing field. I'd like to see that
4. EU workers can claim child benefit for children still living in their country of origin. I'd like to see that overturned.
5. The wheelie bins (some houses round here have five at their front door). I'd like to see that legislation overturned (and I still want to know
who owns the wheelie bin company). We could easily adopt a system like Switzerland where they simply buy a strip of coloured stickers (to denote the
contents of the rubbish)at the shops and stick it on their black bags for collection - bin collection sorted and paid for in one fell swoop.....no we
can't - not unless the EU says so.
edit on 23-1-2013 by christina-66 because: (no reason given)
You do realise that French people, Germans, Spaniards, Danes etc ... they can ALL say the same things ?
Well, not maybe about the wheelie bins, that's a particularly obscure reference for most of the ATS audience lol
Look, British drugged up dropouts can claim unemployment in Balearic social security offices. They can and do. I guess the Spanish taxpayer might be
annoyed with that, no ? What about drunken British young people who pile up in Dublin hospitals every friday and saturday night ? Or that British
pensioners can claim Spanish benefits while they while away their retirement using the Spanish health system ? Perhaps that Spanish company couldn't
recruit enough locals in Glasgow to work, it's not as if that city has a work ethic of any kind and even if it did they surely must've been able to
recruit labourers at minimum wage, no ?
It's a two way street ... that's won't you don't understand.
Some Brits are nailed to the Cross, such bleeding martyrs.