March 14th, 2013

EU Bureaucrats: “Merci, President Schulz”

Money-grabbing MEPs didn’t exactly cover themselves in glory yesterday, to put it lightly. One group are particularly pleased with their decision to vote down Dave’s budget deal. The European Parliament civil service have sent a fawning email to their secretive socialist President Martin Schulz, thanking him for protecting their wages and allowances:


Yesterday the European Parliament rejected by an overwhelming majority the proposed long-term EU budget agreed by the 27 EU leaders last month.

You had already spoken out very clearly against this highly austere budget on 7 February.

So the Parliament has unequivocally stated that austerity budgets are not the way to get Europe out of the crisis. Austerity extinguishes any hopes of boosting investment and growth in the EU.

The EU civil service, paid out of heading V of the EU budget, was also a potential victim of the budget deal Parliament has just thrown out.

The staff committee renews its call to defend a high-quality, independent and permanent EU civil service which – don’t forget – is still paying the heavy price of the disastrous 2004 staff regulations reform.



  1. 1
    Vince Cable says:

    I don’t remember Europe.

  2. 2
    Quiet Bat Person says:

    Things are getting nasty in the LibDems. Clegg has unfriended Huhne on facebook.

  3. 3
    Andy Burnham, Alan Johnson says:

    Nothing to do with us, guv. The Stafford Hospital deaths are all Thatcher’s fault.

  4. 4
    50 Calibre says:

    Well, what else would you expect from this bunch of self-serving, inward looking, conservative and altogether ineffective members of a dubiously necessary parliament?

  5. 5
    Neil Kinnock says:

    Well alright! Well alright!

  6. 6
    Owen Jones says:

    It looked that good I ate it myself

  7. 7
    The EU - gone by 2017. says:

    “The staff committee renews its call to defend a high-quality, independent and permanent EU civil service”

    Perhaps if the EU had a ‘high quality’ civil service, it wouldn’t now be in its death throes.

  8. 8
    Chris Patten says:

    The shining example of our own great BBC has I feel sure guided their footsteps towards avoiding any austerity – bravo

  9. 9
    Paniagua Solo says:

    Where are the audited accounts?

  10. 10
    Bubba says:

    Huhne no need Clegg friend. Huhne now Bubba friend. Huhne cry when Bubba kiss Huhne. Then Bubba make Huhne squeal like piggy. Huhne squeal good.

  11. 11
    Jimmy says:

    Maybe the LibDems were backing the principled and in no way nonsensical position taken by the Lemon Party.

  12. 12
    Popeye says:

    Never, ever trust the sandaled and beardie weirdies, they’ll screw you every time.

  13. 13
    Owen Jones says:

    those who have muney need to share it with those who have no muney

    you only get muney by doing bad things, unless it is The Labour who take the muney from the baddies and give it to those who deserve muney because they have none

    It is onley peopel like the Balls family and Blair family and Frank Dobson who really know who deserves muney and sometimes the Millband millionaire becuase they have got big houses by helping people

  14. 14
    Tony Blair says:

    Same place as my expenses.

  15. 15
    fruitcake says:

    EU civil service….bollocks to you all

  16. 16
    Nice to see the new pope has papal ears says:

    Well, what else would you expect from this bunch of self-serving, inward looking, conservative and altogether ineffective members of a dubiously unnecessary religious sect?

  17. 17
    Red Egg Millitit... Social Naturist or National Socialist says:

    Why is this dirty Hunt smelling his finger? Where has it been?

  18. 18
    High dry and confused says:

    {At a command from President Sebastian Pinera, the 66 house sized antennae that comprise the Advanced Large Millimetre Array (ALMA), the world’s most powerful radio telescope, turned toward the sky on the Chajnantor plateau 5,000 metres up in the Atacama desert, one of the driest places on Earth.}

    What’s that in double-docker buses?
    Or Olympic sized swimming pools

  19. 19
    Chris says:

    These people are having a laugh.

    The MUST stop shuttling backwards and forwards between Brussels and Strasbourg, it’s an outrageous expense for an activity that serves no use.

    They’re so out of touch they probably don’t even notice.

  20. 20
    Vascillating Vince says:

    Maybe, although I am not so sure.

  21. 21
    Popeye says:

    Talking about bureaucrats, I had a laugh at this latest from our esteemed health minister
    “plan for Sir David to “pre-announce” his retirement.” Staffs NHS.
    An easier way is to sack the bum.

  22. 22
    Mathers says:

    So UKIP voted with the socialists ?

  23. 23
    Anonymous says:

    EU waste is not as bad as other waste that is happening in this country.

  24. 24
    Chicken licken says:

    Trinity Mirror Email to Staff in Full

    Dear all,

    We’re fucked.

    I am placing this letter in the Public Urinals.

    Simon Fox

  25. 25
    John Prescott says:

    I dont understood what all you lot are talking about the Euro is the future and we’re moving backwards towards a frontier that will collapse so that the peoples of nations can come together and bring prosperous for all that’s what its all about and as Ed (Special Needs) said the other day following on from Tony and Gordon he annunciated the Age of Chancers that will bring all this about but in the end the people will decide and that is why I have been assigned to this as Rancoteur for Climate Control and the Environment which has huge possibiles with free meals and travel and I am part of the Bisto gravy which will bring a public-private partnership to the PPP and so ensure prosperity for all which is really what the Age of Chancers is so all you Suthern jessies can shut yer traps

  26. 26
    Height measurement 101 says:

    Or Nelson’s Columns.

  27. 27
    George Galloway, A Fatter Controller says:

    The 15.49 from Euston to Brussels is delayed by 45 minutes.

    All change at Southampton Parkway.

    Delays on the Circle Line estimated 7 minutes.

  28. 28
    Screw EU says:

    “it’s an outrageous expense for an activity that serves no use”

    That sums up the £19billion LibLabCon happily give the EU every year.

  29. 29
    Ed Miliband (Special Needs) says:

    Frankly I think John has summed-up what’s really important here by telling us what the Age of Chancers is all about. We need to be in Europe, not out, and that’s what’s important. That’s why I urge all parties to get round the table and thrash this out, whatever it is that the problem is, because that’s what’s important here.

  30. 30
    Peter Hitchens says:

    What the fuck are you on about you fucking retard?

  31. 31
    Axe The Telly Tax & Religion says:

    And that ends the party political broadcast for the special needs party.

    Vote Liebore all we’ll kick yer fuckin’ head in.

  32. 32
    Max Mosley says:

    Did someone mention thrashing?

  33. 33
    Wavy Dave, no balls or spine says:

    I’m off to Rome next Tuesday to witness the inauguration of Pope Fra*ncis,

    of course I will re-assure the Pon*tiff, in private, that I know how best to

    deal with the Mal*vinas. Along with how to I intend to mislead the

    elect*orate here with one of my in*famous cast iron guar*antee’s after that

    it only leaves how many billions in compensation Tax Payers will have

    extracted from them for Bue*nos Air*es along with all future Mal*vinas

    oil revenues & fishing licence income, of course everyone will be pleased

    with my men*dacity & man*ipulation.

    The Master at who’s feet I continually worship, as his natural heir along

    with all of my Cabinet has given his full blessing to my EUSSR statemans

    solution for the Mal*vinas

  34. 34
    Winnie Mandela says:

    I miss it

  35. 35
    Christina Karcher says:

    Suck my cock

  36. 36

    But all three parties for the most part are the same. Three social democratic soft left Common Purpose riven Europhiles pursuing Continuity Brown economics.

    Hence the rise and rise of UKIP.

  37. 37
    Dr Thaddeus Quack, AD 1775 says:

    Leeches are good for you!

  38. 38
    Tay King-dePisse says:

    “Steak and BJ Day,” Prezza– thought you’d be celebrating with about 43 filets mignons and… well, at your age, I wouldn’t expect too much on the other side of that coin. Not that you couldn’t find someone to make an attempt at it, just that it might all end in disappointment if you couldn’t rise to the occasion. I do hope those little blue pills are working for you, I really do; a virile man like yourself should never fall short when the chips are down. (No, not that kind of “chips,” you ravenous corpulent fuck!)

  39. 39
    Sir William Wade says:

    They want to stay in Brussels full-time, but the French won’t let them abandon Strassburg.

  40. 40
    Sir William Wade says:

    … ask the Deputy Prime Minister whether he intends to visit his erstwhile close colleague in Wandsworth nick; and if he will make a statement.

  41. 41
    the savant 10.4 highway patrol says:

    And you should know Pang .Were you not a Commissioner EU yourself in one of your many previous incarnations ??

  42. 42
    Chris Huhne says:

    Bubba says I’m his bottom bitch. What does that mean?

  43. 43
  44. 44
    Leave a Comment says:

    Only a nincompoop would give away their monopoly on tax and spending powers.

  45. 45
    Fawlty Francis says:

    Don’t mention the War.

  46. 46
    the savant 10.4 highway patrol says:

    Not in German Max and certainly not with a swastika shaped whip

  47. 47
    the savant 10.4 highway patrol says:

    Christina K adds :

    “And believe me I’ve GOT one !!”

  48. 48
    EU propaganda Dept says:

    Yes! Fair pay for great work. And if you don’t like it, tough. We like it and that is all that matters. Now eat fruitcake you swivel eyed little ingerlunders. €€€€

  49. 49
    Tony Stoned Image Wank says:

    Labour hero remembered (The one on the right)

  50. 50
    Catty Comment (Ms) says:

    You try working in 27 languages mate… etc….

  51. 51
    the savant 10.4 highway patrol says:

    Well put it this way Chris .

    It certainly wasn’t Ms “Tribbing ” doing you last night .

  52. 52
    Herman Achille Van Rompuy says:

    Dave where the fuck is my money? And don’t forget the vig this time you cock sucker.

  53. 53
    Catty Comment (Ms) says:

    But not much good – that’s why he got ‘moved on’. Still gets his big fat pension though.

  54. 54
    Labourunionsbbc are one under the EU says:

    Naughty Jimbo, you know what ‘rouge’ stands for.

    It stands for all those millions of dead people in the 20th century.

  55. 55
    Elsie Beattie (83 and a quarter) says:

    If you strip out all the “Socialist” and “Right-wing” references, it’s all bollocks. That would include your little weblog thing, dear.

  56. 56
    Catty Comment (Ms) says:

    So why don’t they collectively tell Monsewer Hollande to effoff? Like they do to the rest of Europe’s beleaguered folk.

  57. 57
    Anonymous says:

    They are just sooo dependent on all the money they skim off the British tax payers
    They will be severely fucked without it !

  58. 58
    Catty Comment (Ms) says:

    Well, OK, so long as he is gone by the end of this month – along with his wife and that Dame Thingy who was appointed a couple of days ago.

  59. 59
    Jimmy says:

    Got on awfully well with Attila as I recalled. As long as he only had Libyans rubbed out in London she turned a blind eye, but she was forced to get cross when the wpc got shot.

  60. 60
    Jimmy says:

    She rather liked the colour in fact. It reminded her of roses, as she explains below to another of her celebrity chums

  61. 61
    Catty Comment (Ms) says:

    …. which lays golden eggs too??

  62. 62
    The Merchant Of Verona says:

    ”Two wrongs don’t make a right”

  63. 63
    Blowing Whistles says:

    Was it Lord Wilson (unsure of name at moment) to the labour inner circle in the reign of terror who said when Jo moore and byers screwed things up – words to the effect “we’re fucked, your fucked, we are all fucked”

  64. 64

    The EU steals my money.

    I want it back.

  65. 65
    Blowing Whistles says:

    It was Lord Birt of BBC at another time who screamed out at a journo – “who the fuck are you” – that you dare to question me Lord Birt of BBC fame.

  66. 66
    Pantera the roman soldier who is the real father of jesus says:

    You will be shitting your pants mate cause Chrissy will be there to give you an earful in person.

  67. 67

    Difference is:

    a) in this country we can vote to change the government. We can’t vote to change the EU.

    b) We didn’t ask for EU rule, or Euro taxation, we don’t want it and the first chance we get we’ll get rid of it.

  68. 68
    Blowing Whistles says:

    Haven’t they all bought into that al gore big fable “MONSTER of G L O B A L W A R M I N G too?

  69. 69
    Honey Badger Don't Give a Shit says:

    It is all worth it just for Rumpeys party piece alone.,Max Wall and matter of time,

  70. 70
    Maqboul says:

    Jimmy is still talking out of his smug arse I see.

  71. 71
    Tony Stoned Image Wank says:

    Yep Jimmy

  72. 72
    Casual Observer says:

    France has got nukes.

  73. 73
    Ho Hum 1 says:

  74. 74
    EU Funded Pro-EU Troll says:

    Vote UKIP.

  75. 75
    Jimmy says:

    Not sure what your (let’s call it) point is here. Is it that having your picture taken with someone is no different to letting them murder people in your country, or is thus the usual rightie nostalgia for apartheid?

  76. 76
    Jimmy says:

    Not really as good is it?

  77. 77
    Anonymous says:

    UK is in EU by choice no one is forcing us to be part of EU. Cameron can give a vote any time before 2015 no one is stopping him.

  78. 78
    Fishy says:

    …for an increased EU budget. Doh!

  79. 79
    Anonymous says:

    Without the UK contribution, EUwould have to reduce budget. Simples! exit EU and FU, Dave.

  80. 80
    stewart edwards says:

    Vote Stewart for European president :)

    I wil sort the bu@@@@s out!

    Vote for a simple man to help inspire the EU towards a more stable future.

  81. 81
  82. 82
    The Eurofatcats says:

    Oink oink

  83. 83
    The Eurofatcats says:

    Vote for ze EU budget increase, vee need zee money so zat vee can retire somewhere far from Europe and vatch our masterplan come to fruition from a safe distance…

  84. 84

    The new Pope revealed !

  85. 85
    Jane Birkin from Paris says:

    I am pleased to see someone else is asking questions about what these Europeans are up to.

    Here in France when Mr Hollande was seeking the Presidency he promised to maintain spending and cut the Budget deficit to 3% of GDP this year all this to be funded by taxing the rich at 75% over two years .

    Well he has now announced he is not keeping his promise and the budget deficit will be 3.7% .

    You should have heard the abuse I got when I telephoned my local Socialists to ask for an explanation as to why the promise was not being met and how much O.7% of GDP actually was on a per capita basis .

    it seems to me now that if these Europeans get there way there will be yet more unforeseen expense in 2013 and it is only a matter of time before these French Socialists are revising the supposedly “golden rule” of a 3% budget deficit upwards a second time .

    Hardly a resounding endorsement of Socialism is it ?

  86. 86
    NO to anonymous meat says:

    is this the photo caption contest ?

  87. 87
    Anonymous says:

    European duces sunt sicut Porci ad canalibus

  88. 88
    Cardinal Beergoggles says:

    One lung is better than none.

  89. 89
    Theres an evil smell of Lentils in here says:

    George Galloway… what a smashing chap he is.. of course 70 years ago he would have faced a firing squad, now wheres my bloody time machine?

  90. 90

    To anonymous – re our ‘choice’ to join the EU: we joined a Common Market in 1973. We never joined a European Union.

    The EU has no mandate, no demos and no popular support.

  91. 91
    NS Hinde says:

    So austerity budgets aren’t the answer – so why are they imposing them on Greece and Italy?

  92. 92
    Anonymous says:

    Arent there special websites for people like you ?

  93. 93
    Anonymous says:

    You really have to wonder at people like you beppe, how old are you ? 10 ?

  94. 94
    Anonymous says:

    It was hilarious listening to Andy Burnham on “yesterday in parliament ” his voice was so shrill and faux scouse ! he didnt admit to being at fault and Allan Johnson was very aggressive.

  95. 95
    Anonymous says:

    At least David Cameron is trying to do something about it, whereas Nigel just keeps troughing ! he will never reduce his salary to that of an MP he loves the MEP lifestyle too much and he is a political lightweight.

  96. 96
    Anonymous says:

    Thank you professor its always good to read such clever essays.

  97. 97
    Anonymous says:

    I suppose you are going to go back on to the street now, with your cider in a paper bag. You moron.

  98. 98
    Nigel Garage says:

    We always vote opposite to the sell-out Lib Dems.

  99. 99
    Anonymous says:

    Tories loose foxhill in local elections to UKIP

  100. 100
    Penfold says:

    Martin Schulz of course, doesn’t has his expense claims checked or verified, they are simply paid without question.

    And this is of course his vision of a “Transparent Europ”

    Furck the lot of ‘em, better orff out.

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