And within hours of the announcement, I received an unsolicited email from “Britain Stronger in Europe” not only trying to persuade me to support them but – wait for it! – holding out the begging bowl for a £10 contribution to the campaign fund. Well, they can fuck right off and I’ll tell you why :
The EU takes £53,000,000 a day from the British taxpayer. There are 27,700,000 taxpayers in the UK according to the Office for National Statistics. This means that every day we are in the EU, I personally donate £1.91 to the European Union.
The UK joined the Common Market as it then was on 1st January 1973. That’s 15,755 days. Allowing for indexation for inflation, that means I given the EU over £11,000 or in todays money £30,092. I had no say in this because the taxman just took it and handed it over.
In the next 123 days leading up to the referendum, the bastards will have trousered another £243.93 off me. And the same again from Mrs D.
Now the cheeky bastards at BSE (wasn’t that a disease?) want another £10 off me and help campaigning out on the streets so I have even more money taken off me and given to Brussels.
Like I said, they can fuck right off – because I want out…