Jon Worth blogs Why EU taxation is actually a good idea. Sorry, but I just have to disagree, I cannot see any good in it at all.
Think of what the EU does and how it is paid for.
I have to say Jon, I do little else. I can find no benefit to any member state of the overbearing, over paid, over zealous and over dictatorial paper pushers in Brussels, doing nothing that member states could not manage to do at a far lesser cost on their own, if they saw any use or benefit to the vast majority of regulations that stream out of Brussels to begin with.
Jon seems to think, or perhaps would just like you to think, that the European Parliament has powers, to make laws or set taxation.
The issue to make EU taxation would be to ensure that taxation and representation run together – i.e. parties can put forward different taxation plans before European Parliament elections, and then have the power to put those into practice if they can command a majority in the European Parliament.
Oh the chump, you see it doesn’t matter who has a majority in the European Parliament, they cannot initiate legislation, its the Commission who make the rules, Parliament just rubber stamps it, so there is no representation (other than in the minds of the socialist/communist EU Elite which the USSR had previously used so effectively in their own rubber stamp forum Great Hall of the Peoples.)
Well of course Jon is entitled to his own view, but I don’t expect many to agree with him, and my own response below is awaiting moderation at the time of writing.
If and when the 500m people of the 27 member states approve membership of the EU – maybe.
If and when the EU becomes representative – maybe
If and when the EU Commission passes an audit – maybe.
Until then – NO taxation without representation.
Unio Europaea Delenda Est (for its own good)
Oh, and I will refuse to pay it. I am an Englishman, a Freeman on the Land, I never voted for an EU, I don’t want to be in the club, so not going to play with their ball.