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So every year the Govt. hand over a shed load (£4billion in 2007) of 'our' tax money to the EU. Some of this money goes towards 'grants' which are given to 'worthy' groups/causes... Want to know what some of these worthy groups/causes are?
£21 million goes to Ecotec Research & Consulting Ltd who do stuff like this
£24million goes to Bolivia (last time I looked that was in South America, not Europe!) for "Cooperation with developing countries in Latin America"
£20million goes to The World Bank (in the fecking US!) for "Cooperation with developing countries in (fucking) Asia"
£23million goes to Thales Avionics for 'Research'. I used to work at Thales, amongst other things, they build stuff for the military.....
£987,000 goes to Italy for "PROMOTING A RIGHTS-BASED AND NON-DISCRIMINATORY APPROACH TO RECEPTION OF MIGRANTS AND REFUGEES’ BY PUBLIC AUTHORITIES AND CIVIL SOCIETY ACTORS IN EGYPT" - Yeah, I don't know what it fucking means either!!
£981,000 goes to Denmark for this - Denmark, part of the Med?!
£31,000 goes to Czech Republic, Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency for "Czechoslovak Political Prisoners: Oral Histories of Victims of Stalinism"
Seems as though you can get a grant for doing any old shite and the Spanish have certainly got it all worked out.....
£21,000 to Spain, for.... wait for it..... "Translation of 7 books into Spanish"
£19,000 to Spain, Nuclear action of the Joint Research Centre for.... (I shit you not!) "review of a collection of paper"
I've decided I'm gonna ride this Cash Cow and so I've set up the following group:
The Associated Kibosh Evolutionary, Transexual Haberdashers Executive's, Participation In Socialist Secularism or (for short)....
TAKE, THE, PISS
Hopefully the cheque is in the post....
**figures from European Commission website