November 6th, 2012

Eurocrat Staff Walk Out Over Tiny Budget Cut

Bonkers  Eurocrats in Brussels are going on strike over “cuts” to the EU Budget. The European Federation of Public Service Unions is calling for EU staff to walk out on Thursday due to what they claim is austerity, or what members of the reality based community would call €1 billion in efficiency savings. A concerned EU staffer emailed Guido this morning – needless to say they are not joining the barricades:

“My colleagues really are the most grasping ingrates in recent history. Millions across the EU are suffering, and we are going on strike to ensure we can afford that second tax free limo. Blind to the suffering of others and inoculated from the real world they cannot rip themselves away from the taxpayer teat”.

These are the people Cameron is letting call the tune by continuing to oppose a real term budget cut.


  1. 1
    Plato says:

    “My colleagues really are the most grasping ingrates in recent history.”

    Has he never heard of British M.P.’s?


    • 8
      Red Egg the National Socialist.... says:

      Those of us, the political elite, deserve and are entitled to our money, it is our human right to be rich and you flocking plebs can flock off!


      • 22
        The Canterbury Ghost says:

        You meant to say ‘your money’, of course.


      • 41
        Anonymous says:

        Some on the stories going on about what happened in this country is horrible. Its almost like what Saddam’s eldest son had been accused of doing.

        If it is true I cannot simply understand why Mrs Thatcher and John Major did know. Some are saying they were informed.

        I cannot even understand why Rupert’s papers didn’t expose it, if it is true. Still his news media could but hasn’t.


        • 90
          smoggie says:

          Your rumours take the heat of the ol’ BBC innit?


          • Lord Wayne of Brown Trousers says:

            how much did the KINNOCKS make out of EURO land?

            Answers on a gold postcard please with diamond ink in a sapphire platinum envelope.

            C 8 n t s


    • 14
      Good riddance to bad EU says:

      And long may their strike last.


    • 15
      Archer Karcher says:

      Oh I’m not so sure you can compare the two.

      Most of our lot are third rate expenses fiddlers and cash for influence merchants, with very weak control structures to prevent abuse.
      The EU has absolutely no such measures of control and is openly corrupt. 17 years on and still no auditor will go near signing the EU’s accounts off. That alone tells you that corruption is immense and widespread and what’s more, nobody even thinks that the vast level of theft and misappropriation of public funds, is an issue worth looking into.

      Our venal liars stink westminster up, but you can smell the stench of EU corruption from across the channel.


    • 33
      ÁC1 says:

      Anger as EU budget fails to get clean bill of health for 18th year in a row
      British opposition to EU budget increases will harden today after its auditor’s report failed to give a clean bill of health to £89 billion (€111.2bn) of spending “affected by material error”.


      • 43
        The EU says:

        Let them eat cake


      • 59
        Anonymous says:

        Even in UK some departments accounts haven’t been signed off for years. As I understand DWP is one of them. But it never bothers people like you. EU is a problem but its a small problem compared to what is happening in this country.


        • 71
          ÁC1 says:

          As a Georgist I’d get rid of all the failure reward systems. Just a Citizens dividend funded by an Location-Value-Tax.


        • 76

          It does indeed bother people that good-for-nothing state departments with second-rate public sector workers can not do their jobs properly. But that does not mean that we should accept even more incompetence, greed and corruption on top of what taxpayers already have to fork out for.


        • 77
          Anonymous says:

          It is alot easier for the UK to opt out of the EEC than it is for the UK to opt out of the UK!


    • 113
      Louise Broady says:

      Although British MP’s can be, at times, grasping, I don’t think anything really compares with the greed of the european parliamentary employees.


    • 116
      Handycock No1 Trougher in Parliament says:

      Troughing gits. Boaz.


  2. 2
    DZ says:

    pieces of shit


  3. 3
    Man o' the People says:

    I remember walking into the lovely house in Brussels of a friend’s brother in law in 2000. A really beautiful place that anyone would be proud to own. I asked how he afforded it. Subsidised mortgage from his employer. Us.


  4. 4
    jgm2 says:

    Oh God no! Not another public sector strike! How will we manage?


    • 19
      Engineer says:

      I know, I know – it’ll be tough, but we’ll just have to cope. Perhaps we should sling another pointless regulation on the fire to keep us warm?


    • 35
      ÁC1 says:

      Help I think I bought some Jam from a Church fayre…

      What do I do?


  5. 5
    Kiss Kiss says:

    I wish there were more men like Tom Watson


  6. 6
    Fairness, efficiency and effectiveness??? says:

    “They [the cuts] put an additional threat on the fairness, efficiency and effectiveness of the EU policy and administration as a whole.”


  7. 7
    Anonymous says:

    I doubt I’ll notice they are not at work


  8. 9
    Anon & never voted ZanuLieLabor & never will says:

    This must be the perfect opportunity for De*nis Mac’No’Shame to

    pass on his extensive expertise in all facets of the art of creative

    accounting for this former European Minster until he brought to

    trial & incarcerated for a very long time……..


  9. 11
    keredybretsa says:

    The Euro whatsinnitforme’s even make Mister MockShame look like a small innocent babe, Because these Euro Delboys and girls really know how to play and soak-out the system to their advantage.


    • 78
      We're All Doomed says:

      McShame will probably try to get in there in the next EU elections, and they’re probably keeping a seat warm for Cleggers too.


  10. 12
    Reluctant member says:

    Good news, it gives us Euroskeptics another stick with which to beat not so closet Liberal Dave. Anything that facilitates an expedient British exit has to be welcomed.


    • 13
      jgm2 says:

      Yep. If they’re taking a day off that’s an automatic day’s pay saved. If we could somehow encourage them to go on strike for a month or two the austerity cuts would take care of themselves.


      • 16
        Reluctant member says:

        I don’t expect these bums will relinquish a day’s pay, i see/agree with your points however.


        • 91
          This wont be any old strike action says:

          It will be an EUSSR strike in that they will be allowed to put down tools but will not be deducted a single Euro from their wages. Just you watch.


      • 20
        Man o' the People says:

        That’s the deal the old local government union NALGO used to do with the employers. The bosses offered X% pay increase. The union asked for X+1%. The bosses refused. The workers had a rolling programme of strikes whereby the workers lost 0.5% of their annual pay. The bosses offered X-0.5%. All back to work. Great victory for the workers, havig ‘won’ X%.


  11. 21
    you gotta larf says:

    Iaiaiaiaiaiaiain Duncan Shit is going bonkers with this revelation – Duncan Shit the lowest form of life in an appallingly bad government of c’unts


  12. 24
    Joss Taskin says:

    Didn’t Gordon and Bollokov plant any Money Trees in Brussels ?


  13. 26
    nellnewman says:

    We don’t want a budget cut. We want out. Those who want to stay in EU can get on and fund the lifestyle of these self serving folk. Britain needs to walk away and become a sovereign nation again.


  14. 27
    BBC/ Labour Spot the difference says:

    Shame they can’t sack the lot of the overpaid, expense claiming scum.


  15. 28
    Reluctant member says:

    This is the reaction the EUSSR and Europhile Dave provokes in me.


  16. 29
    The Army says:

    Time for the British Army to take over. Given our recent experience in Iraq and Afghanistan we’d rebuild the EU in half the time and at a fraction of the cost. You wouldn’t even have to house us while we did it – we’d just camp out in the open. Of course there would be some collateral damage, but who’s going to miss a few Eurocrats? And besides, Captain Wales would make an excellent EU Commissioner.


    • 31
      nellnewman says:

      We don’t want to rebuild it . Let it go it’s own way to b a n k r u p t c y whilst we get out and rebuild our sovereignty.


      • 92
        Fuck the EUSSR says:

        Correct we want to burn the fucker to the ground and sow the Earth with salt. Evil mendavious thieving bastards.


        • 110
          Living in 98 percent white Merseyside (with a view towards 99% white N. Wales) says:

          How dare you talk about us like that.


  17. 32

    When they walk out, can we lock the doors and keep ‘em out?


    • 36
      nellnewman says:

      I wish. just imagine how much redtape would be got rid of if they’re not there to keep generating it.


  18. 37
    Jack says:

    Don’t forget the 29 peadoes in the B B C – Allegedly!


  19. 38
    MAD NAD says:

    It makes me mad. These people get paid for doing nothing while they line their own pockets.


    • 111
      Living in 98 percent white Merseyside (with a view towards 99% white N. Wales) says:

      Think about Van Rumpoy when you’re castrating a pig Nadine.


  20. 44
    He believes "violently" in choice says:


  21. 45
    Hiding in plain sight says:


  22. 46
    Retard Ed says:

    They have every right to go on strike. Everyone should have a LIVING WAGE. The Labour party supports them every step of the way.


  23. 48
    Jen The Blue says:

    Yes, let us hope that all the grasping f***ers who work for the EUSSR go on strike for ever. Then we won’t have to pay the pointless parasites.


  24. 49
    Penfold says:

    They won’t be missed, so perhaps they can just furck orff for ever and a day.

    These bureacrats display appalling avarice and a cavalier disrespect for the little people who pay the taxes that pay their inflated salaries, which are very softly taxed, pension contribs, expenses and perks.


  25. 50
    dacha dude says:

    The apparatchiks are revolting.


  26. 52
    Kumberland says:

    I fully support the living wage if I have a living profit for my small business

    Imagine just having to go through the motions knowing that you are going to get paid at the end of the month ……………….don’t be stupid Kumberland, get back to work


  27. 53
    David Duke is your pinup says:

    Will you righties become all violent and insane if Obama wins tonight?


  28. 56
    tube_thumper says:

    out out out

    i think the UK should fucking strike the EU govt

    Preferable with a large BOMB


  29. 57
    Jimmy says:

    “My colleagues really are the most grasping ingrates in recent history.”

    True enough, but it’s no way to talk about a party you’ve just joined.


    • 63
      Tachybaptus says:

      Not at all, Jimmy. They are grasping ingrates, they live like emperors, please, I want to join.


    • 81 says:

      The partying in Brussels has been going on for decades. Time to call it a day.


      • 115
        Living in 98 percent white Merseyside (with a view towards 99% white N. Wales) says:

        We are still waiting to party. She’s 87 and may still be around at 97.


  30. 62
    Tachybaptus says:

    ‘Inoculated from the real world’? To avoid getting an infection from those dirty plebs?


    • 83
      albacore says:

      Toxins and poison, congenitally bent
      That’s what’s got elected to our Parliament
      Those that aren’t share guilt by association
      The whole lot’s Black Death to the British nation


  31. 67
    Kebab Sockpuppet says:

    I’m on a seafood diet … I see food and I eat it.


    • 88
      Tay King-dePisse says:

      “You are John Prescott and I claim my five quid.”
      One corny old line deserves another.


      • 96
        The real Nadine says:

        I too am on a seafood diet, I go to the shops and buy some fish, take it home, cook it and serve it on a plate, if I don’t want it on that day i will put it in the fridge, sometimes it goes in the freezer for later. On wednesday I dress up as a lady and take some meat by the back door.


  32. 73
    Nic Niewart says:

    How can we be sure that they are actually on strike?


    • 82 says:

      Because they wont be able to claim as much in expenses while on strike. So I can’t see the strike lasting very long.


      • 95
        Selohesra says:

        They will of course be entitled to double salary whiilst off on account of the EU strike hardship fund


  33. 80
    Fed up UK taxpayer says:

    Guido, propose your informant for Nobel Prize on honesty.


    • 97
      looking forward to the police commisioner thingy says:

      Have we collected our Nobel peace prize from the Norwegian fucktards yet?


    • 106
      Di Nammite says:

      Question is, can the Ig Nobel Awards compete any more when the Nobel Awards Committee have made themselves an object of ridicule ?


  34. 87
    Rinka Scott says:

    If the EU is serious about reducing costs in Europe then this stupid nonsense about having administrative centres in both Brussels and Strasbourg must stop .

    And any location expenses band wagon should be parked in the station too .

    Change date Easter 2013 .


    • 99
      Putting Britain 1st says:

      How about the unelected monstrosity moving to a charming English seaside town such as Morecambe or Cleethorpes for the whole of August. The shopkeepers could do with the trade. The council could organise donkey rides and a tombola. The only problem I can see is the local whores would hike up their prices, maybe a voucher scheme could be put in force for locals so they can still get their handjobs for a tenner (15.23 euros)


  35. 101
    AveubenBorisised? says:

    I want to be a Eurocrat when I grow up.


  36. 109
    Out of EU says:



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