Don Atkinson posted:
The news that the NHS will need additional funding to maintain current levels of care and treatment didn’t come as any surprise. Neither did the amount - estimated at £4,000 per household each year.
What surprised me most was the statement that increased taxation will be necessary to fund this increased cost. We all knew that the increase was necessary, but I seem to recall that £18bn pa was going to be available for this purpose as a result of Brexit ! I recall seeing £350m pw on a bus and also on a Boris Johnson poster making this crystal clear.
Have I been asleep ? (or perhaps sleepwalking ?)
I don't know about sleepwalking but spending £18 billion a year to be lectured by Selmayr is definitely not my idea of a great way to spend our money. Why does cooperating with European countries necessitate us throwing £18 billion a year into the hands of a bunch of unelected Eurocrats in the hope of getting a few shekels in return as well as city loads of Romanians who do not appear to be doctors, engineers or teachers as we still have shortages in all those areas?
Apparently these non doctors, teachers, nurses or engineers are entitled to all the benefits of our NHS courtesy of EU agreements at a cost on top of our £18 billion a year as well as open access to welfare benefits, housing and schooling for their kids. All at what cost?
The £18 billion up front money wasted on the EU is just the tip of the iceberg of economic and social burdens that Remoaners wish to retain.