November 15th, 2012

Rompuy Rehashes Rebate Debate

Herman van Rompuy is not exactly making encouraging noises ahead of the EU budget negotiations next week. Not only does the EU council president’s trillion €uro proposal remain higher than the PM’s target of a real-terms freeze, but he also wants a cut to the UK rebate.

Even Dave will have to say no to that…


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  1. 1
    Kebab Time says:

    Now we will see if he has the balls of Lady Thatcher!

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    • 13
      Anonymous says:

      UK contribution should be cut by 20% or more. I don’t care what other EU members want to pay, they can pay more if they want too..

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      • 33
        Kit says:

        Below is one version of what Cromwell said to the Rump parliament in 1653. It seems apt here. Everything else is rearrange the chairs on the decks of the Titanic.
        “It is high time for me to put an end to your sitting in this place, which you have dishonoured by your contempt of all virtue, and defiled by your practice of every vice.
        “Ye are a factious crew, and enemies to all good government.
        “Ye are a pack of mercenary wretches, and would like Esau sell your country for a mess of pottage, and like Judas betray your God for a few pieces of money.
        “Is there a single virtue now remaining amongst you? Is there one vice you do not possess?
        “Ye have no more religion than my horse. Gold is your God. Which of you have not bartered your conscience for bribes? Is there a man amongst you that has the least care for the good of the Commonwealth?
        “Ye sordid prostitutes have you not defiled this sacred place, and turned the Lord’s temple into a den of thieves, by your immoral principles and wicked practices?
        “Ye are grown intolerably odious to the whole nation. You were deputed here by the people to get grievances redressed, are yourselves become the greatest grievance.

        “Your country therefore calls upon me to cleanse this Augean stable, by putting a final period to your iniquitous proceedings in this House; and which by God’s help, and the strength he has given me, I am now come to do.
        “I command ye therefore, upon the peril of your lives, to depart immediately out of this place.
        “Go, get you out! Make haste! Ye venal slaves be gone! So! Take away that shining bauble there, and lock up the doors.

        “In the name of God, go!

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          Ol' Crummy says:

          And I would do it all over again with this lot of bl*ackguards, too. You can leave out all the religioso bosh-and-twaddle if it please you– ’tis still true in any case.

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          • Kit says:

            Point taken regards the religious stuff, but the sentiment is there and I have no doubt said with feeling. Re written for the modern age but said wit the same feeling it might look something like this:-
            It is high time to put an end to your sitting in this place, which you have dishonoured by your contempt of all virtue, and defiled by your practice of every vice.
            You are a disingenuous bunch, and enemies to all good government.
            You are a pack of mercenary wretches, and would sell your country for the price of a meal, and betray your principles for a few pounds.
            You have no more sense of right than my car. Gold is your God. Which of you have not bartered your conscience for bribes? Is there a man amongst you that has the least care for the good of the Commonwealth?
            You sordid prostitutes have you not defiled this place, and turned the BBC into a den of thieves, by your immoral principles and wicked practices.
            You are grown intolerably odious to the whole nation. You were sent here by the people to get grievances redressed, are yourselves become the greatest grievance.

            Your country therefore calls upon me to cleanse this Augean stable, by putting an end to your iniquitous proceedings in this House; and which by the internet’s help, and the strength it has given me, I am now come to do.
            I demand you therefore, upon the peril of your liberty, to depart immediately out of this place.
            Go, get you out! Make haste! You venal slaves be gone! So! Take away that shining bauble there, and lock up the doors.

            In the name of the tax payers, go!

            Not as good as the original but then I am not a speach writer.

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        • 74
          dunstall says:

          Where is the modern day Cromwell?

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    • 14
      Really? says:

      I think you will find this is all bluff and double bluff to make Call Me Useless look ‘tough on the EU’.
      Unless Cameron does a Bliar and gives it away unilaterally, in return for some vague future promise of emporer in waiting, there’s little Rumpoy can do about the rebate, much as he undoubtedly would like to.
      The one to watch is if Dave caves in on the EU budget, which given his track record, is nailed on.

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      • 39
        Anonymous says:

        There are no absolutes. What we pay in, the rebate, the money given for UK projects, the future escalator of amount paid in, the future of the rebate. There are many ways he can keep to his promise but let them have our money eventually.

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    • 16
      ÁC1 says:

      Dear damp rag,
      Please rearrange to words “off and “fuck” to obtain a message from me.

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    • 34
      Knobhead says:

      I am really really fucking angry

      I work my fucking arse of in the engineering sector and I am sitting here againwith zero cash flow as I have had to give it all to the fucking goverment who in turn give it to the BBC, Unions, Europe in fact and fucking arsehole who is not actually making anything

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      • 43
        Another business man that's fed up! says:

        Your not alone in feeling that way. Be of good cheer our day will come… One day!

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      • 55
        UKIP.i.am.still says:

        And Europe give it away to countries like Egypt.

        Liblabconners – hang your heads in shame.

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    • 50
      Anonymous says:

      This looks like Cameron sorting out a cushy number for himself in Europe when he gets told to go fuck himself in 2015.

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      • 77
        Charlie Peace says:

        Oh Goody! Can we have that nice man Milliband then please, and all his extremely clever mates like Ed Balls and Harriet Harman, who made such a great go of governing our country for 13 years?, and who have noting whatsoever, actually, to do with the economic mess we’re in?

        You utter Twat!!

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  2. 2
    Cameron's negotiations in full says:

    Certainly. Is there anything more you’d like?

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  3. 3
    Synic says:

    His eyesight must be really bad, the way he’s leering at that retard geriatric liebour cow

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  4. 4
    Benny & Bjorn says:

    Ikea meatballs are yummy.

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  5. 5
    Screwed Taxpayer says:

    Come on Nige. Give the cnut both barrels again.

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  6. 6
    Anonymous says:

    So Farage was right about rumpi pumpi after all!

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  7. 7
    Anonymous says:

    The picture-a marriage made in HELL!

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  8. 8
    herr flick says:

    you vill dress as a woman of the opposite sex

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  9. 9
    Living in 98 percent white Merseyside (with a view towards 99% white N. Wales) says:

    The rebate was one of Maggie’s sacred cows so they can go ahead and cut it for all I care. Anything to make Little Englanders fill their pants!

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  10. 10

    Give the man a break.

    He needs the money. Now that the ungrateful eu citizens are stopping trains and planes he’s got to organise private jets for all the MEPs on the Strasbourg – Brussels shuffle shuttle.

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  11. 11
    Cast Iron Dave says:

    It looks like a good deal to me! Wait, did I say that out loud? Uhm, I meant, perhaps we could keep that rebate, maybe? Please..? Pretty please?

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  12. 15
    Grrr says:

    The greatest love affair since the Stalin Hitler pact.

    At least those two chaps were honest about their Socialist beliefs and didn’t call them ‘progressive’ ‘alternative’ or ‘BBC policy’.

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  13. 18
    Charlie Peace says:

    Can you IMAGINE what the offspring of these two coyote-fucks* would look like? If not then for God’s sake don’t event try!

    *A person so ugly that if , after a drunken coupling with her or she, one awoke to find one’s arm trapped under their body, one would sooner gnaw the limb off to escape, rather than face waking them up.

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  14. 23
    Labourunionsbbc we are one says:

    Has ‘The ashton’ and ‘The Creature from the Black Lagoon’ ever been seen in the same room together?

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  15. 24
    Horseface says:

    My – but you’re impressive – as a man!

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  16. 28
    I don't nee d no doctor says:

    I still don’t see why we are part of the EU, why we don’t just put Qatada on the next flight to Jordan, why we can’t have an in / our referendum, what we are doing in Afghanistan, why Blair has not stood trial, and much more.
    It seems that what the majority in this country want is completely ignored.

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  17. 29
    Labourunionsbbc we are one says:

    Here is a picture taken the moment after The ashton was informed byThe cyclops that she was to be his mole behind the Iron Curton.

    http://www.doctormacro.com/Images/Chapman,%20Ben/Annex/NRFPT/Annex%20-%20Chapman,%20Ben%20(Creature%20From%20the%20Black%20Lagoon)_NRFPT_20.jpg

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  18. 30
    phwoarr says:

    On a more exciting note, I’m really enjoying the Gaza crisis on AlJazeera. Their newsreader chicks are fucking hot when they are all indignant and angry about the Israelis taking out Hamas scum. Sexy ladies.

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  19. 31
    jimbo says:

    David Cameron will give in, he is weak, the weakest PM this country has ever had with the exception of Brown and he was not a full shilling, his name Prime Mentalist was well earned. As for Cameron, he does not give a flying fig for the taxpayers money and will bend at the slightest pressure. Cameron is not really a proper Conservative but will cut the Conservative Party to ribbons,destroying every chance it ever getting into power again. The Conservative Party want to get rid of Cameron and find a new leader such as Davies.

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  20. 40
    Observer says:

    Good job it is not Prime Minister Blair, as he would give away the remainder as another attempt to buy his way, at our expense, as President of the EU.

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  21. 41
    P l e b says:

    Rumpuy. I’m racking my brains here but I just don’t remember voting for him.

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  22. 45
    Van Rumbled says:

    So Ashy, how about a civil partnership?

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    • 49
      Toxic Toksvig. says:

      I have always admired Baroness Ashton, and would like to meet her and compare beauty advice and political points with her.

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  23. 53
    Sandra in Accounts says:

    Cameron will fold faster than Superman on laundry day.

    He is the EU’s willing servant, that much is obvious & odious.

    Heath 2.

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  24. 57
    UKIP.i.am.still says:

    Didn’t the American colonies go to war against us because they weren’t being properly represented in the UK government? How is that any different to the UK public and the EU?

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  25. 59
    Never to vote again says:

    Deja Vu, Remember when ‘Pugwash’ Cameron went to negotiate the EU Budget just after being elected?

    Lots of imitations of Churchill with ‘Not One More Penny’ then came home like Chamberlain, even waving a piece of paper and ‘ 2.5% increase only’.

    Based on this yes he will roll over and let the unelected ‘Master of Europe’ Herr Rumpey-Pumpy tickle his podgy, rapidly expanding tummy; just like a good lap dog.

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  26. 61
    Tickle the Missus says:

    AAAArrrgghhhhhhh! Godzilla meets King Kong!

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  27. 62
    Hard Man Dave says:

    We’ll do the same to him as we’ve done to Abu Qatada.

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  28. 65
    Anonymous says:

    Why don’t the all just fuck off

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  29. 66
    yalleriron says:

    A haiku

    Her man pisses
    Gentle rain
    on Old Etonian

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  30. 67
    David B says:

    And they want us to stay in their club?

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  31. 68
    Cicero says:

    ‘Even Dave will have to say no to that …’
    Not necessarily.

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  32. 69
    Whippersnapper2 says:

    Caption comp: “I suppose a blow job is out of the question?”

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  33. 75
    oliver cromwell says:

    I hope the extra 30000 TA will be able to take their weapons home then we might see a real change in the shower who currently rule us.
    Democrazy , waste of time we vote they say fuck you and ignore the peoples wishes.
    All useless

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  34. 76
    oliver cromwell says:

    Whilst I am here Danny Nightingale should be freed now, he served his country for 17 years, but is now in prision for nothing.
    Abu Fucking Katarda is sitting in his £400,000 house laughing his socks at us, he can swan round making fools of the legal system, whilst real men are subjet to shit.
    The government should be ashamed.

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  35. 78
    Greychatter says:

    He is paid more than President Obama and I understand She is the highest paid politician in the world- What do they do?

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