February 8th, 2013

Deal! EU Budget Cut For the First Time Ever

Dave has got his deal, with the EU budget facing a real-terms cut. As seems to be the way nowadays, it was announced on Twitter:

Secretive European Parliament president and Labour ally Martin Schulz is livid – saying the deal has been done according to the “lowest common denominator” – which must be a good thing. Britain’s contribution is still going to rise, however. We await the details…

UPDATE: It is worth remembering that this is hardly a win for the British taxpayer:


  1. 1
    Back in the EUSSR says:

    Oh good a slight reduction in our protection money in exchange for even more totalitarianism.

  2. 2
    Jimmy says:

    Ed applying pressure on the government seems to have paid off. Didn’t the government oppose this?

  3. 3
    Scamp The Excitable Dog says:

    Sensing a ‘peasants revolt’ are they?

  4. 4
    vote UKIP says:

    Britain’s contribution goes up

  5. 5
    Paniagua says:

    Yeah, yeah, yeah

    Keep drinking the EU supplied Kool Aid Guido

  6. 6
    Raving Loon says:

    Only “call me Dave” could secure a deal which reduces the EU budget, yet ends up costing us more.

  7. 7
    Operation Crossbow says:

    So we pay more while everyone else pays less.

    Brilliant, well done Dave.

  8. 8
    Paniagua says:

    Do not forget the term ‘Off budget’ whilst getting over excited. It will come to haunt you

  9. 9
    Hang The B@stards says:

    The deal was done a long time ago. These dictators have been working out how to spin the story to us monkeys.

    Dave’s victory will unravel when we have the details… believe me !

  10. 10
    Anonymous says:

    Budget is cut but cash UK pays to EU is going up. Same as Cameron’s veto, Cameron vetoed and others went ahead with it.

  11. 11
  12. 12
    Martin Schulz says:

    Since nobody seems to care that the auditors refuse to sign the accounts every year, who cares about the budget.

  13. 13
    Paniagua says:

    They only thing Ed is fit to apply pressure on is that big blue vein that runs up Lens shaft

  14. 14
    Rage Against the Political Elite says:

    OH Shit,, So thats more Money for OSBOOM to blow.. At least the EU taking it some European Fraudster would have got something out of it.. This Way these useless Wankers will build some more Offshore Windmills that will have to be pulled down as they will drown the country as they pick up the water and put it into the Air.

  15. 15
    Anonymous says:

    Dave does understand numbers.

  16. 16
    Fishy says:

    Britain’s contribution will fall. Dave is correct. But the rebate that we get will also fall as a result of the mechanism that was agreed with Phoney Blair when he gave away much of our rebate.

    If your going to blame anyone, blame the person responsible, BLIAR and the tossers he had around him; Miliband, Miliband, Brown and Balls

  17. 17
    Anonymous says:

    Funnily enough the euro parliament don’t seem to think so..

    My signature is required for definitive adoption of budget, I cannot, will not and may not accept what amount to deficit budgets. <a href="https://twitter.com/search

    From Martin schultz…

  18. 18
    Porton Down says:

    this type of thing makes me want to do a poo and not flush

  19. 19
  20. 20
    No ed for figures says:

    The only thing Millionaireband has ever succeeded at is shafting his own brother.

  21. 21
    Sparky the Dog says:

    Less is more!

  22. 22
    Anonymous says:

    Martin Schulz doesn’t sem to think the deal is done yet “My signature is required for definitive adoption of budget, I cannot, will not and may not accept what amount to deficit budgets. #euco”

    via twatter

  23. 23
    Sparky the Dog says:

    Great minds :-)

  24. 24
    Anonymous says:

    Its almost like Cameron telling everyone that he is cutting UK debt when its going through the roof.

  25. 25
    Anonymous says:

    Local election results from yesterday

    Berry Hill UKIP + 18.4%
    Hammersmith UKIP + 5.8%
    Stockton UKIP + 10.3%

    Berry Hill Con – 23%
    Nammersmith Con – 11.5%
    Stockton Con – 5.3%

    Camerons Conservatives are finnished

  26. 26
    Anonymous says:

    They were signing Enron accounts as well.

  27. 27
    Anonymous says:

    Local election results from yesterday

    Berry Hill UKIP + 18.4%
    Hammersmith UKIP + 5.8%
    Stockton UKIP + 10.3%

    Berry Hill Con – 23%
    Nammersmith Con – 11.5%
    Stockton Con – 5.3%

    Camerons Conservatives are finnished

  28. 28
    Anonymous says:

    UK is paying more cash not less.

  29. 29
    Anonymous says:

    Local election results from yesterday

    Berry Hill UKIP + 18.4%
    Hammersmith UKIP + 5.8%
    Stockton UKIP + 10.3%

    Berry Hill Con – 23%
    Hammersmith Con – 11.5%
    Stockton Con – 5.3%

    Camerons Conservatives are finnished

  30. 30
    Don't insult my intelligence says:

    Increases and decreases in percentage terms which do not provide the basic figures are bollox.

  31. 31
    Sparky the Dog says:

    The BBC will be sh*tting themselves on the 6 0’Clock news tonight.

    They won’t want to lead on a Cameron budget reduction victory for fear it will make him popular, and if they use the UK contribution increase angle it will make Farage even more popular!

    They’ll have to go for Horsemeat kills patients at South Staffs Hospital!!

  32. 32
    Anonymous says:

    The EU Budget Prognosis

    Said Dave “I’m off to Europe to ensure they cut the budget
    If me and Merkle both collude I know that we can fudge it
    I’ll come home draped in glory, we’ll gain lots more vote for sure
    The voters just wont realise that we’ll be paying more”

    Alas poor Dave don’t realise that voters aren’t that dim
    Unlike the Tory faithful there not taken in by him
    The UKIP vote will turf him out we know they marked his card
    This Cameron and Merkle scam is simply a charade

    And once mass immigration comes here early on next year
    The cut backs and the bedroom tax will stoke the Tory fear
    They’ll see just what a large amount of votes that UKIP stole
    And be haunted by the prospect of a future on the dole


  33. 33
    Maire-Antoinette Honeybollocks MEP (Troughing for Labour) says:

    I shall still be eating as much cake as I can manage

  34. 34
    Anonymous says:

    The only thing Millionairedave has ever succeeded at is shafting the poor.

  35. 35
    NHS: National Homicide Service says:

    Where’s Patricia Hewitt? She was health secretary from 2005 to 2007 and should be charged with murder.

  36. 36
    Stafford Hospital says:

    To save money we minced the meat after it was eaten

  37. 37
    Anonymous says:

    Despite the historic reduction in the overall size of the EU budget the British government could still end up have to pay more in contributions into Brussels budgets.

    Officials have calculated that Britain’s payments could rise by £500 million as share of the budget going to newer member countries, such as Poland and Romania that joined the EU after 2004, increases.


  38. 38
    The BBC says:

    This story looks good to trot!

  39. 39
    Look like he may be getting his own way says:

    1 minute ago …

  40. 40
    Patricia Hewitt says:

    I’m on a photo-shoot with Margaret Beckett, we’re the new face of Findus Lasagne

  41. 41
    A British Citizen says:

    No, I blame myself. As we all should. We should have put our foot down to this fraudulent form of anti-democratic Euro-politics years ago.

    Still, its not quite too late. We can still solve this. That’s why we are British and better than the idiots of the continent, who get mesmerized and taken in by every tinpot Napoleon, Hitler and Van Rumpy who comes along.

  42. 42
    get it right says:

    FFS It’s NOT a deal.

    It’s only a deal if the EU parliament agrees it.

  43. 43
    Judge Dreadful says:

    Arrest her. No bail.

  44. 44
    Photoshop Filter for Fuglies says:

    I only go up to +25

  45. 45
    Legal Eagle says:

    Hiding most likely.

    Not murder: She should be indicted with others for Crimes Against Humanity.

    See the Rome Statute Article 7(1):


  46. 46
    The Free People of Europe says:

    Fuck off you nasty little Euro-fascist.

  47. 47
    Yup says:

    Essential point, well made.

    We must always remind ourselves and otherthat this is the case.

  48. 48
    EU Funded Pro EU Troll says:

    Vote UKIP.

  49. 49
    Paniagua says:

    What a nice sincere smile.

  50. 50
    Anonymous says:

    Read this then
    Council byelection results from yesterday
    Berry Hill Ward, Forest of Dean DC

    Lab 276 (59.7%, +4.6), Con 101 (21.9%, -23), UKIP 85 (18.4%, +18.4).

    Lab hold. Swing of 13.8% from Con to Lab since 2011.

    Wormholt & White City Ward, LB Hammersmith & Fulham

    Lab 1,419 (66.9%, +6.8), Con 251 (11.8%, -11.5), LD 209 (9.9%, -6.7), UKIP 122 (5.8%, +5.8), Ind 75 (3.5%, +3.5), BNP 45 (2.1%, +2.1).

    Lab hold. Swing of 9.2% from Con to Lab since 2010.

    Village Ward, Stockton-on-Tees UA

    Ind 800 (61.2%, +8.1), Lab 270 (20.6%, -11.6), UKIP 135 (10.3%, +10.3), Con 85 (6.5%, -5.3), LD 18 (1.4%, -1.5).

    Ind hold. Swing of 9.9% from Lab to Ind since 2011.

    A clear pattern that despite the pledge to an in/out EU referendum from the Conservative Party there is still potential for UKIP to take votes from the Conservatives to the advantage of the Labour Party.

  51. 51
    The savant10.4 highway patrol says:

    Nigel. Fa Rage. Against the. Machine is spot on .

    The overall. Budget is reduced but — guess what — Blighty pays….er….MORE.

    Cameron has been well shafted by the EUSSR oligarchs and he dosen’t even realise it poor wanker.

  52. 52
    Currencies 'R' Us says:

    As long as we pay in some useless currency like the Euro, there need not be a down-side to that.

  53. 53

    Zero EU budget contributions.

    That would be a success.

  54. 54
    The savant10.4 highway patrol says:

    Steve Mc. Garret. Says :

    Book ‘er. Danno. Murder One!!!

  55. 55
    ByElection Watch says:

    Assuming the people of Eastleigh understand how numbers work, how could this affect the upcoming by-election there ?

    ie. Could this push UKIP ahead of Labour ?

  56. 56
    Currencies 'R' Us says:

    No problem. All he has to do is not pay up in full.

  57. 57
    Currencies 'R' Us says:

    There is more at stake than the standing of those two parties.

  58. 58
    The Posse says:

    Slippery critters these socialist criminals. Make sure there are no holes for her to creep out of.

  59. 59
    Labour=Waste says:

  60. 60
    Squash says:

    Very “diluted ” British…

  61. 61
    EU Uniform Rule 4555632.76 says:

    When the EU leadership moves to full military dress you may have to lose the beard, Herr Schulz.

  62. 62
    Blowing Whistles says:

    Can’t wait [not really] to see how the politicised anti-public dead tree press – spin all this 5hit up tommorrow….

    Does the left hand / wing know what the right hand / wing is doing – but do they actually give a F as long as the public purse is bled dry every day of every year?

  63. 63

    In the Caption Contest, I had consecutive remarks with Bill Quango MP three times in a row today. I had a similar encounter with Pawn Sandwich over content earlier.

    Are they putting something in the water?

  64. 64
    Lol says:

    This has definately been spun. Remember Call Me Dave’s Veto. Will turn out to be a load of bollocks again.

  65. 65
    Anonymous says:

    What’s the difference between €960 billion and €908 billion? Rompuy summarizing the final total and Cameron summarizing the final total

  66. 66
    Anonymous says:

    The only thing Labour’s multiMillionairblair succeeded at was murdering millions with his war-mongering.
    And the current Labour front bench supported him.

  67. 67
    Hang The B@stards says:

    Caller: “Is that the AA recovery service”

    AA: “Yes you dimbwit it is, you called us”

    Caller: “Oh yes, my name is Cast Iron Dave, and I have a little problem”

    AA: “How can we help ?”

    Caller: “It’s my brand new press release on my gleaming new EU Budget negotiation success”

    AA: “Oh yes, whats the problem with it sir”

    Caller: “Well the Fucking wheels have come off it”

  68. 68
    Anonymous says:

    Miserable sod !

  69. 69
    Anonymous says:

    I think you need help if you think that is a normal comment to make !

  70. 70
    Nigel farage says:

    Vote UKIP

  71. 71
    Brinx Matt Bobery says:

    Lets stop horsing around and pull out now

  72. 72
    Anonymous says:

    Why should we take any notice of somebody who cant even spell !

  73. 73
    HenryV says:

    Call Me Dave is an utter tit.

  74. 74
    Anonymous says:

    Please clarify your comment,I didnt think ED was in government.

  75. 75
    Anonymous says:

    You dont seem to have grasped what actually happened, you havent started drinking already have you ?

  76. 76
    Anonymous says:

    Looking at the Eastleigh polls i can see why you graciously turned down the chance to stand there, 9% wasnt it ?UKIP Ha Ha Ha.

  77. 77
    Joe Public says:

    No he doesn’t. A couple of weeks ago the cnut said his Government was cutting the National Debt.

    He is an innumerate Oxford PPE graduate who doesn’t know the difference between the Deficit and the Debt.

    He is an ignorant bastard who is not fit to be Prime Minister.

    All he is good at is promoting the interests of his gay mates.

    We need to get rid of the fucker asap.

  78. 78
    NelsonsGoodeye says:

    You pretty much nailed it! The slimy Beeboids even wheeled out a Liebore gobshite to blame the government for horse meat lasagne!

  79. 79
    Jeffrey Bernard says:

    At least Van Rumpy-Pump’s tweet shows that he is clearly familiar with one of the great British war movie scenes of all time.

  80. 80
    Jeffrey Bernard says:

    Even I’m sober enough to know that it is because Phoney Millionblair agreed to a progressive reduction in the UK’s rebate. Wake up, Danny Boy.

  81. 81
    The wizz says:

    As Ed bollocks would probably say “Who Cares.”

  82. 82
    The wizz says:

    You must be the BBC and I claim my £5-00, only they do repeats close together!

  83. 83
    The wizz says:

    Bang a big drum in Deutschland and they get excited and arm themselves. Please don’t be under any elusion they have changed, many believe they where betrayed by Europe. The fourth Reich may be just around the corner.

  84. 84
    The wizz says:

    What poll says that? Do get a life outside of the socialist envelope.

  85. 85
    The wizz says:


  86. 86
    The wizz says:

    Your Royal Highness might I suggest you reincarnate and come back to your Country kick him in the slats!

  87. 87
    Jeffrey Bernard says:

    Apparently it is not “Herr” Schulz but “President Schulz”. And he comes complete with his own “media and press team”: see https://twitter.com/MartinSchulz

    Looks like he could lose more than just the beard.

  88. 88
    Jeffrey Bernard says:

    And it looks like the British people may not be the only ones who do not warm to Herr President:

  89. 89
    Jeffrey Bernard says:

    (check out the responses from Catalonia, Denmark, Spain, the Netherlands, Germany)

  90. 90
    Hidden agenda says:

    Finished or not, he achieved the main objective of re defining Marriage .

  91. 91
    HappyUK says:

    There is a sordid open secret lurking alongside the dull facade of the European Union. Two hotels in walking distance of the Brussels Parliament provide short-term rooms to rent for sexual encounters. It costs 20-odd quid to hire a room for two hours in Studio Intime in Parnassusstraat – nobody books one to sleep. Outside the canopy is blue with yellow stars mirroring the European Union flag. The establishments are known locally as “fuck hotels” are used largely by EU staff.

    Studio Intime is open about its purposes, advertising as “rendezvous rooms in Brussels…totally intimate.” and promises “complete discretion, impeccable rooms with showers”.

    When you consider the innumerable perks on offer you might reasonably conclude that tax-payers are the ones getting the real shafting. Children of EU civil servants get free private education, pay tax at special low rates and get preferential mortgage rates from banks. The first car they buy is VAT free. Staff can smoke in their offices and bars, where the booze, like the coffee and the canteen food is subsidised. Half a lager costs a £1 and you can have it for breakfast. The Parliament has a new massage parlour, a state of the arts gym, and two saunas.

    The masseuse is Melody Fortuna, a beautician whose promotional picture features her naked bathing in milk she has poured from a stein: http://pokeuroparl.eu/site/estheticienne/melody-fortuna/. Despite the studio being called “POKEuroparl”

    The Brussels Parliament is bigger than the biggest Las Vegas hotel. The building’s nine bars are always thriving. Someone I knew once watched a group of eight interpreters (all on a little under 1,000 Euros a day) demolish several bottles of champagne. .

    Civil service figures reveal that 80 per cent of the younger staff are female, while 70 per cent of the oldest are male. Affairs are rife. In the EU’s second seat, in Strasbourg, open smoking in the MEPs’ bar is allowed. In Brussels, smokers are supposed to use smoking shelters, which are sited strangely inside and are wide open, so that the smoke drifts out anyway. But MEPs who choose to light up at the tables instead go unpunished.

    Overall the EU is a seldom-reported staggering catalogue of waste, privilege, and double standards. More than 1,000 EU officials earn more than David Cameron, who is on £142,000 a year. Civil servants are big earners too. Those in the highest pay grade take home more in a month – £15,482 – than a British nurse earns in a year. Four in every ten are on more than £70K a year – for working a 37 hour week. In Britain, the MPs expenses scandal shocked the nation; but MEPs have it much easier. They don’t need to claim expenses, they all receive a monthly allowance of just over £3,000 – no receipts required. There are 754 MEPs who in addition to their hefty salaries get £237 a day just for turning up. Many sign in and promptly disappear. They have chauffeur-driven limousines laid on for them at a cost of £4.25million a year; all drivers sign a confidentiality clause “guaranteeing absolute discretion.” It’s unclear where they are taking them however because, as debates on YouTube show, the chamber is often virtually empty. The only place you will see it full is in filmed footage inside the recently opened Parliamentarium – a plush visitors’ centre built at a cost of £18million devoted to plugging the EU.

    This centre is as bizarre as it is deserted. One wall more than 100 yards long, is covered in historical pictures which inexplicably include long-forgotten pop stars Sigue Sigue Sputnik. Another long wall displays head-shots of MEPs. A third room boats an array of furniture and flat film footage of the sea and various citizens. It’s like a gallery for the lobotomized.

    But there is an up-side: visiting school-kids get the chance to role-play at being MEPs.

  92. 92
    Unelected wanker watch !!! says:

    Fuck off c unt !!!!

  93. 93
    Pavlos Dogs says:


  94. 94
    Go get 'em Guidio says:

    There’ll be no referendum then. He’ll claim he’s got what the country wanted

  95. 95

    @CRMM : So which one of you is the Great Attractor ?

  96. 96
    Yorik says:

    Every time I see a pictuire of Herman van Rompuy I am reminded of how a friend described a chap chap up one of the villages high up in the Dales.
    He said “He just looks like one of those things that pokes its head over the wall and spits at you.”

  97. 97
    Yorik says:

    It should have read like this:-

    Every time I see a pictuire of Herman van Rompuy I am reminded of how a friend described a chap in one of the villages high up in the Dales.
    He said “He just looks like one of those things that pokes its head over the wall and spits at you.”

  98. 98
    Phil says:

    The Cash the UK pays the EU is going up because Tony Fucking Blair, Red Ed, Gordon and the rest of the useless fcuking Labour Party signed us up to paying more in 2005/6.

  99. 99
    Curly says:

    A camel?

  100. 100
    Curly says:

    Interesting, but omits to mention that we still have to buy the mickey mouse money first.

  101. 101
    Oh my poor memory says:

    Didn’t both Millipedes shaft some telly person – but probably not simultaneously.

  102. 102
    Oh my poor memory says:

    Oh, now I remember – it was only one, wasn’t it. Apologies to the other one.

  103. 103
    Herry Martin says:

    Listen, stupid Englander. Ve haf vays….

  104. 104
    Catty Comment (Ms) says:

    Must be the fluoride of the month.

  105. 105
    Daytime TV watcher says:

    No, Sky news do/does exactly the same thing, round and round all day.

    Sent on my Ipad from the sofa in front of the telly.

  106. 106
    Daytime TV watcher says:

    Doesn’t she work for acupuncture or something these days?

    still on the sofa with my Ipad

  107. 107
    Hiss Toryian says:

    Is Herr Robespierre around anywhere?

  108. 108
    Hiss Toryian says:

    The socialist envelope is full of bubble wrap.

  109. 109
    Catty Comment (Ms) says:

    … or better still not pay at all. What would they do about that then?

  110. 110
    Another dim(b)wit says:

    But why call Alkies Anonymous? He should be ringing that other rescue service – the RA…F

  111. 111
    Curly says:

    Another wide open goal….. for Eddie Millibrain to miss. Can’t wait for next Wednesday to watch the farce.

  112. 112
    Cynical-old-bag says:

    He is an ignorant bastard who is not fit to be Prime Minister.

    All he is good at is promoting the interests of his gay mates.

    We need to get rid of the fucker asap.

    ….and replace him with who?

  113. 113
    Bluto says:

    Can you imagine how horrible it would have been if Twitter had been around at the same time as Himmler?

    Well, yes, actually. I’ve just seen Van Rompuy’s tweet.

  114. 114
    Tom Catesby says:

    What is all this bollox about Cameroon’s success at the budget negotiations?
    The Beeb as usual trumpeted about an ‘overall reduction’ Point is, UK’s contribution has INCREASED! as many of the usual suspects on this site predicted it would.
    Job well done David, true leadership, that really showed em! Can’t see how the Brussels gang manage to keep a straight face.

  115. 115
    Keen nose says:

    We’ve already had a referendum on the EU.

    It was called World War 2.

    And the answer was a firm ‘No’.

  116. 116
    Anonymous says:

    Doesn’t Dave’s victory remind you of Chamberlain’s successful peace negotiations?

    It’s the way he tells ‘em!

    Not as Daft as They Think.

  117. 117
    Anonymous says:

    No. It’s already here

  118. 118
    Anonymous says:

    No. It’s already here! It happened while everyone was asleep.

  119. 119
    Anonymous says:

    Well said.

  120. 120
    DANGER says:

    Note to Mr. Schulz: a lower denominator would mean a higher result.

  121. 121
    Demetrius Skortou says:

    Special residency permits are being considered by this government to stop the millions of Bulgarians & Romanians from sponging off the British tax payers, when they arrive hear from 2014 onwards.

    How many times have we all heard this nonsense from past governments about immigrants arriving here and the government claiming to cut down on the numbers of migrants flooding into our country?

    What will happen is, that, the migrants, with legal help from these lawyers, will find a way round any problem. Migrants in their millions will all be entitled to all social security benefits, because Tony Blair (without a mandate from the British people/taxpayers) signed the Accension Treaty, witch allowed all EU citizens to claim all benefits, from any EU country.

    With so much housing shortage in this country, where are the government going to put these millions of Bulgarians/Romanians?

    The government are going to have to build more new towns, on green belt land. Not just housing, but, new schools, hospitals, roads, transport facilities and of course new supermarkets, who’s profits will be massive.

    Its the vested interests that got Blair to sign this retread treaty in the first place, knowing, the more migrants who arrive in this country, the greater the profits are for the rich/powerful multi-nationals and employers who, have been able to create a low wage culture, by keeping this minimum wage down to just £6.75p an hour!!

    It is also a loss of national identity. But, then, that is exactly what has really been signed away by these politicians

    Demetrius Skortou

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