February 27th, 2014

EU Spends £2 Million on Trolling Online Eurosceptics

This week Guido reported GCHQ’s sophisticated plans to infiltrate social media and blogs, presumably with the aim of fomenting revolution overseas. Now the EU is plotting something even more sinister, spending £2 million on internet trolls to subvert online Eurosceptic debate. According to the leaked document:

“[European] Parliament’s institutional communicators must have the ability to monitor public conversation and sentiment on the ground and in real time, to understand ‘trending topics’ and have the capacity to react quickly, in a targeted and relevant manner, to join in and influence the conversation, for example, by providing facts and figures to deconstructing myths. Particular attention needs to be paid to the countries that have experienced a surge in Euroscepticism.”

So if readers ever come across a Europhile in the comments, beware they may be a taxpayer-funded astroturfing EU troll…


  1. 1
    Danielle Stevens says:

    Vote UKIP.

  2. 2
    Bill Quango MP says:

    Well well. The EU splashing our own taxpayers cash on paid lackeys to change the minds of the on liners. Do they think we can be bought off o easily?

    On an unrelated note I just want to let you all know that the Zohln bridge at Khölnspatz in Austria is really coming along well after a generous and charitable gift of euros fom the beneficent EU parliament. A much misunderstood body that does really sterling work for the whole of Europe and something we should seriously consider having even greater ties with.

  3. 3
    Being in the EU gives Britain a stronger voice? says:

    California is the world’s 12th largest economy. The argument is that being part of a Union gives a country/State a stronger voice. Are they really saying that California has the 12th strongest voice on the planet?

  4. 4
    lolwut says:

    “So if readers ever come across a Europhile in the comments, beware they may be a taxpayer-funded astroturfing EU troll…”


  5. 5
    Anonymous says:

    Uncle Joe Stalin would have a tear of envy in his eyes.

  6. 6
    Moley says:

    The logical conclusion is the fusion of the two enterprises so that the security services become responsible for manipulating public opinion to suit the “Government” of the day.

    (The EU does have a Security Service; rooting it out and exposing it to public view would be a public service).

    You have been warned.

  7. 7
    Anonymous says:


  8. 8
    Ever get the feeling you've been cheated? says:

    MEP’s can pay their kids to do it and claim it back on expenses.

    True story.

  9. 9
    wankatank says:

    If the EU are as shit at trolling as everything else they do us private sector trolls have nothing to worry about

    hmmmm…….getting paid for trolling……interesting..

  10. 10
    lolwut says:

    In the EU? Obviously not.

    In the US? Perhaps

    I don’t get your point

  11. 11
    Weeping at the irrationality says:

    They appear to be there to provide facts. If properly sourced/linked that is a good contribution to the debate, no? And what sum does the average uk council (and HMG) spend on such activities?

  12. 12
    Tony Blair says:

    Haha haha

    I have put you all in the shit again

    Secret illegal ultra vires letters signed by my sidekick Jonathan “Jeeves” Powell

    I simply love everything that is illegal

    Rule of Law ? To bent lawyers like me, the Law is just there for the plebs

    Us gangsters just ignore it

    Just look at the “permission” I gave to the NSA to spy on any UK citizen they like…

    And I am charged with nothing…

  13. 13
    Moley says:

    That money wasn’t a gift; that was your own money being given back to you with an extremely large deduction for expenses.

    Or more accurately; it was somebody else’s money, and they were not given a choice as to whether they parted with it.

  14. 14
    EU Funded Pro-EU Troll says:

    Vote UKIP

  15. 15
    taxpayer-funded astroturfing EU troll says:

    I agree with Norman Tebbit.

  16. 16
    Spineless Cameron says:

    They are doing this because its the right thing to do.

  17. 17
    EU TROLL says:

    With a view to increasing the visibility of education and training in the 2014 European Semester, the Council agreed to focus on:

    facilitating long-term investment in the modernisation of education and training and the development of skills
    equipping people in all age groups with better and more relevant skills
    smoothing the transition from school to work, notably by promoting work-based schemes
    continuing to modernise and improve educational methods and making full use of the digital learning opportunities.

  18. 18
    Ever get the feeling you've been cheated? says:

    American companies have been paying Indians and Mexicans to do it.

    South Koreans get paid by Samsung to do it as well.

  19. 19
    Labour made his dream come true says:

    I watched a film called ‘The History Boys’ and would so love to be able to bum a 16 year old schoolboy.
    Can Harriet fix it for me so that it can be legal?

  20. 20
    Clarence the cross eyed Lion says:

    Is this like the Media monitoring unit that Gordon Brown set up?

    The government media monitoring department that a Clarence Mitchell ran, the same Clarence Mitchell who became the McCann’s media spokesman.

    The same media spokesman operating on behalf of a private couple but paid for by the taxpayer.

    The same couple who later went on to complain that they were abused by the press even though they used the press twice a day through their government provided media spokesman, Clarence Mitchell.

  21. 21
    GCHQ says:

    Now look here Guido

    We are above the law

    Always have been

    So you window lickers can stuff it

    We will continue to intercept all communications in the UK

    Your freedom no longer exists – get used to it..

  22. 22
    geordieboy says:

    EU aka KGB.

  23. 23
    Anonymous says:

    Brogan says Conservative backbenchers don’t believe a word he says.This is historical fact and certainly not news.

  24. 24
    Know your enemy says:

    The original EU Funded Troll with a subtle pro-EU message:

  25. 25
    Fuck the LibLabCon and fuck the EU says:

    This is a very sinister and worrying development.

    It’s Orwellian in the extreme.

    Vote UKIP and vote often.

  26. 26
    Ever get the feeling you've been cheated? says:

    ”Media Monitoring Department”

    Didn’t really do much for Gordon in the end did it, with all those rumours he was gay floating about.

  27. 27
    Null hypothesis says:

    Vielen Dank, Herr Quango!
    Es ist sehr gut.

  28. 28
    Tom Catesby. says:

    A 16 year old? could be a problem, Could she fix you up with two eight year olds?

  29. 29
    Chinese Dee says:

    Where can I apply? I have free time in evening that could be better spent working.

  30. 30
    Arseholes says:


  31. 31
    The Great British Public says:

    We get his point.

  32. 32
    Micro Guido says:

    I apologise for Guido

    He is getting on the hysterical anti EU bandwagon

    Rationalty has deserted him, again,

  33. 33
    Sshhhhhhhh! says:

    Let’s not mention the Hasb@ra.

  34. 34
    UKIP or bust says:

    What is stopping a sovereign government doing the same on their own without having to pay a soviet style dictatorship billions?

  35. 35
    Moley says:

    Or Is this one of those EU bridges with no roads attached, built in the middle of nowhere, with the contract awarded to the “Minister’s brother” (insert corrupt relationship of your choice).

  36. 36
    Alexia Beniot says:

    If I may be reacting quickly to you all just to say that the fact and figures would genuinely indicate that most UK citizens would like to integrate further into the EU.

    It’s all just a newspaper smear against the EU I tell you!


  37. 37
    CEO R B S says:

    We are the least trusted company in the least trusted sector

  38. 38
    The Great British Public says:

    Or just a swivel eyed loony pro European Union, anti democratic bigot…

  39. 39
    Pliny the Welder says:

    Ask not for whom the hell trolls…. It trolls for thee!

  40. 40
    Troll Doll says:

    Hello I am Olga and would like to remind you the EU is great….yeah.
    Ooh my nipples are so erect right now.

  41. 41
    Wannabe Troll says:

    Where do I apply?

  42. 42
    Being in the EU gives Britain a stronger voice? says:

    The point is that the Europhiles strongest argument is that being part of the EU gives Britain (the world’s 6th largest economy) a stronger voice on the world stage than it would otherwise have. So one would expect it to be even more powerful than number 6 if that were true.

    California the world’s 12th largest economy does not have even have the world’s 12th largest voice on the world stage. So much for being part of a Union of States.

  43. 43
    SNAFU says:

    Talking about trolling is Owen Jones still trolling for Harman and BBC Dromey.

  44. 44
    The Great British Public says:

    Cast Iron is a liar, we do not believe a word you say.

  45. 45
    My 6 says:

    And if you complain or try to bobble us in, you’ll wind up inside a sports bag…. Whoops!

  46. 46
    UN Observer says:

    I would start with the NSA and GCHQ old chap

    They are the real criminal surveillance services

    Along, of course, with Mossad

  47. 47
    Die Katze von Herrn S says:

    Jawohl, mein Kommandant!

  48. 48
    gary says:

    In David Ickes territory here, peadophiles next? And Lizards?

  49. 49
    Joe Bloggs - floating voter says:

    Whenever I hear stories such as this, it just makes me want to vote UKIP even more!

  50. 50
    Bob says:

    You’re happy to have what you should be thinking dictated to you?

  51. 51
    Anonymous says:

    Interesting choice..

    Would you rather everyone thought you useless and gay, or, would you prefer everyone thought you were a Cast Iron liar and traitor ?

  52. 52
    Whitestones says:

    There will soon be a “Zampolit” in every workplace. Incorrect thinking will be punished.

  53. 53
    geordieboy says:

    90% of everything that is wrong with this country happened under 13 years of Labour Government.

  54. 54
    Page troll says:

    LoL wit, pageing Low wit. Low Wit.

  55. 55
    UN Observer says:

    Guido loves smearing

    It goes with the Murdoch Mob’s territory

    He used to be better than that when he just denojnced corruption in British politics

  56. 56
    Billy Goat Gruff says:

    Under the EU bridge?

  57. 57
    I'm afraid says:

    Most all the LibLabCon party and the BBC are taxpayer funded astroturfing EU trolls.

  58. 58
    8illy Goat Gruff says:

    Under the EU bridge?

  59. 59
    Bob says:

    You’ll have to react quicker than that if you don’t want your pro eu waffle shoved fairly and squarely in your Kyber.

  60. 60
    Anonymous says:

    The notion that GCHQ’s meddling has “the aim of fomenting revolution overseas” is naïve or disingenuous. The aim is to prevent counter-revolution here.

  61. 61
    A doctor writes says:

    Whereas anything Wing Commander Nige Farage and his magic beer glass says is true!
    (Have you closed that “educational trust” yet? You know the one, Nige, me old ex-metals trader and son of a Banker… The one you wouldn’t answer questions on until it was tracked down…..)

  62. 62
    Die Katze von Herrn S says:

    RBS has lost £8.2bn

    Someone’s gotta pay.
    Are ya listening at the back, wee Alex?

  63. 63
    How to profit from a dead child, EU Directive 69X says:

    The same Clarence Mitchell who is going to be standing in Brighton Pavilion for Cameron’s failed outfit.

  64. 64
    was it something I said? says:

    I too would like to draw the boards attention the exciting work the EU does in the Caribbean. Okay, the French Caribbean.

    I have personally been fortunate to make use of the EU co-funded water-park in Martinique. I shit you not.

    Viva La Slush-fund EU.

  65. 65
    was it something I said? says:

    How would he be able to sign all the death warrants with tears in his eyes?

  66. 66
    A doctor writes says:

    I think that post was ironic, surely?

  67. 67
    8illy Goat Gruff says:

    Trolls like bridges…they’re handy hiding places.

  68. 68
    Clarence the cross eyed Lion says:

    August 15, 2007 1:37 pm

    UK government agency to monitor blogs

    By Carlos Grande

    The COI, the UK government’s communications agency, is working on a way to monitor what people say about policy on blogs and internet forums for the media briefings it sends to ministers.

    A project by the COI’s Media Monitoring Unit is considering how to add blogs to its regular summaries of government coverage in mainstream press or television.

    The summaries are used across Whitehall from ministers to departmental communications teams, often as an early warning service on issues rising up the public’s agenda.

    The blog project was in part prompted by departments’ concerns at being caught unawares by debates spread on the web.

    It reflects the growing media profile of the format and the fact some individual bloggers are moving from niche self-publishers to establishment opinion-formers.

    Clarence Mitchell, director of the MMU, said though there was debate about the objectivity of some bloggers, several were taken increasingly seriously within government.

    More at:


  69. 69
    כריס says:

    Alexis is that you?

  70. 70
    Die Katze von Herrn S says:

    Stoppen Sie das!

    Der Blog ist nun komplett in Deutsch.

    Wir lieben unsere Führer.

  71. 71
    UKIP or bust says:

    It seems as if the EU were on our side after all.

    *Flings off clothes, and runs away smiling and dancing in a woodland glade*

  72. 72
    Anonymous says:

    Ever get the feeling a manager has lost the support of his team ???

    “He’s delusional,” one MP tells me

    “The most telling reaction I’ve encountered has been among those MPs who just don’t believe him.”

    “It’s the contempt bit that I find interesting”

    “the reaction has been to laugh out loud”

    “It’s this that is most damaging to Mr Cameron: many of his MPs will not accept his word.”

    “There is nothing that you could say to me now that I would ever believe”


  73. 73
    Moley says:

    If the EU were to devote itself to reforming its Government to become a meaningful democratic structure; (one which permitted the electorate to eject failed European politicians with failed policies), that would do rather more to win the argument than paid Eurotrolls.

    We didn’t ask for a one party European dictatorship and we don’t want it, and nor do the unemployed youth in Greece, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Cyprus—-.

  74. 74
    C.O.Jones says:

    Just give the money to the BBC, they are doing the job anyway.

  75. 75
    A Euro Sceptic says:

    Can one of these government funded trolls provide documentary evidence that the Commission are not involved in Europe wide child sex trafficking, and that B’arosso in particular is not involved with the South G’erman DVD group or the disappearance of the M’cCann girl ?

    Facts not opinion will be accepted.

  76. 76
    Islington resident says:

    Brogan speaks the truth

    He even uses the same words as we have used on this blog

    The Tory party is dead

    He should set up a restarant in Islington

    And do a real job…much more satisfying and useful…

  77. 77
    Anonymous says:

    Totally consistent with all other actions of this vile socialist wet dream. GET OUT NOW.

  78. 78
    EU Job Creation says:

    WE are pleased to announce that the contract for Trolling on behalf of the EU has been given to the Ukraine.

  79. 79
    Die Katze von Herrn S says:

    In Deutsch bitte!

  80. 80
    Only Blair says:

    This is the type of thing that would have been initiated under the last Blair/Brown Liebore gov. Shows the good company the EU equates itself to.

  81. 81
    Cast Iron Traitor says:

    I’m not sure I agree with that…

  82. 82

    Must confess to being a Europe fan, having left UK in 1970 to take up residence on the Continent. The Euro is convenient for traveling and has given me no problems.
    But with the financial chaos in Southern and Eastern Europe plus the accompanying dangers of perhaps a civil war breaking out in the Ukraine, the influx of commercial beggars, the danger from African Boat People. The most convinced Europe fan can slowly become unconvinced!

  83. 83
    EU troll says:

    So…. Undecided then?

  84. 84
    Anonymous says:

    Lynton Crosby
    C/O CCHQ

  85. 85
    Tony Blair says:

    I believe Dave

    And I am the Kiss of Death

  86. 86
    was it something I said? says:

    It’s more like the 80:20 rule.

    80% of what is wrong is caused by 20% of people. Which is approximately the number of the population that voted Labour in 2010.

  87. 87
    The EU says:

    We already do…

  88. 88
    Anonymous says:


  89. 89
    Herman von Rumpy Pumpy says:

    Take down that voman’s name und IPS number

  90. 90
    Village Idiot says:

    ….In years gone by,long before the hated(by me) EU,we had an Empire,rightly or wrongly and our power and influence around the world knew no bounds;since our membership of the EU,we have eff all influence without merkels say so! ….I have watched as our country has declined as a society that once had pride and influence since our membership of the EU.
    No doubt,those on the payroll of the EU will defend it but,all I see is distant democracy and our own gutless politicians fawning at the gates of the EU to get at the EU teat?

  91. 91
    Merkel's Meerkat's Merkin Muncher says:

    Auf Deutsch. Dummkopf.

  92. 92
    ancientpopeye says:

    I’m a troll, fol de rol, a UKIP troll, fol de rol.
    Strictly unpaid by the Commissars.

  93. 93
    Sue Denim says:

    They do work in Sterling? Even they realise the Euro is a failure.

  94. 94
    altruism in industry says:

    I’m a bit worried about the secretary of state for foreign and commonwealth affairs, his odd way of speaking lacks the intended gravitas. In another occupation we would probably call this strange yorkshireman pretentious.

  95. 95
    Bob says:


    But breaking up the EU would only make these problems worse…

    Grexit for example would leave the Greeks even poorer

    And African boat people will still come

    And Ukraine will still be bust…sadly…

  96. 96
    Anonymous says:

    Brogan is a lefty for sure, subverting the Telegraph.

    But on this issue he is bang on the money.

    Cast Iron’s own backbenchers simply don’t believe him.
    The public don’t belive him.
    They both think cameron is a liar and cannot be trusted any more.
    He has lost any sort of popular support and respect.

  97. 97
    Guido Fawkes says:

    Owen Jones bugs me – but his latest tweets are must-reads.

  98. 98
    Me says:

    Keep looking over your shoulder. One day you might just see the flash of the sniper.

  99. 99
    The Pro-EU Case says:

    In short, the EU is so shit that it is good.

    And let’s ignore that the EU caused all of the problems used as reasons to keep it going as listed above.

  100. 100
    Anonymous says:

    No, no, and no..

    Greece would not have to pay any interest to the EU or Germany on its debt if it defaulted. It would devalue with its own currency and prosper. Growth within 1 year guaranteed.

    African boat people would no longer be allowed to stay based on spurious ECHR grounds – they could be sent home. You cannot send them home whilst a member of the EU and ECHR.

    Ukraine being bust is a job for the IMF and Russia.

    Next ?

  101. 101
    Prime Minister"Money's no object" Cameron says:

    I should be gone by now. But I’m still here.

  102. 102
    Jack says:

    Puppets tend to speak strangely…

    Do you really think he decides anything?

    He is a US stooge bleating State Department stupidiies

    And since the US State Department does not know what it is doing nowadays

    It all seems even more absurd…

  103. 103
    Nick Clegg says:

    I am an EU troll.

  104. 104
    gerryness says:

    Funny thing this draft. Now if you look at this statement and cunningly fill in those words with the voice of the late great actor and thesp Ian Richardson playing the bold and dastardly Francis Urquhart it takes on a rather, well, comic malevolence, which given the character of Urquhart, he’s deadly serious…G…

  105. 105
    The Great British Public says:

    If the EU had a b@stard child it would be Owen Jones.

  106. 106
    The Pro-EU Case says:

    If the EU wanted to do something properly constructive they could send all their crappy Euro’s to the people of Venezuela, who are short of toilet paper, and just fuck off.

  107. 107
    Cast Iron Liar says:

    So am I

  108. 108
    Ed Millidweeb says:

    And dont forget meeee :)

  109. 109
    There is noi says:

    So after yesterday’s PMQs.

    Dave believes the floods were caused by man made global warming, even though climate scientists say they were not and engineers say they were caused by poor flood prevention schemes as a result of building in areas that have always flooded.

    Ed Miliband will not even entertain any scientist whose research either says there is no man made global warming, or it is nowhere near extreme as predicted by the UN’s IPCC and instead will label such scientists as man made climate change deniers, a bastardisation of Holocaust denier.

  110. 110
    There is no hope with LibLabCon says:

    So after yesterday’s PMQs.

    Dave believes the floods were caused by man made global warming, even though climate scientists say they were not and engineers say they were caused by poor flood prevention schemes as a result of building in areas that have always flooded.

    Ed Miliband will not even entertain any scientist whose research either says there is no man made global warming, or it is nowhere near extreme as predicted by the UN’s IPCC and instead will label such scientists as man made climate change deniers, a bastardisation of Holocaust denier.

  111. 111
    Fuck the EU says:

    More like an EU prophylactic device.

  112. 112
  113. 113
    Abolish postal voting says:

    Roll up, roll up, get your postal votes ‘ere….

  114. 114
    PIE in the face says:

    I wonder if PIE will be mentioned on tonight’s Question Time.

  115. 115
    Gerbil 7 says:

    Is this a backhanded way of saying that the BBC have been given another EU loan or grant?

  116. 116
    Alexia Beniot says:

    Migration from the EU to the UK is up! Good news day! The EU is not that bad really.


  117. 117
    Zippy says:

    Blair’s a disgrace, a money grabbing slimy individual who crawled so far up the backsides of the rich and powerful he lost sight of reality. An embarrassment to the Labour Party, he should do the honourable thing and admit he’s always been Tory scum

  118. 118
    Sally the Scourge of Kipper Trolls says:

    Ah! but I do it for free on ConHome every day :-)

  119. 119
    Socialism Ate My Future says:

    Ironically he was bang on the button with jimmy saville.

  120. 120
    Lard Pressclott of Beams, Bellies, Banjos, Bulimia, two bog seats, two Jags & Shags. says:

    I’ll be watching then.

  121. 121
    Gerbil 7 says:

    Only to denounce political smears and then move on to something important like the Winter Olympics – a BBC production – being amazing for diversity.

  122. 122
    EU Troll says:

    “ΔMi−1 = −αΣn=1NDi[n][Σj∈C[i]Fji[n − 1] + Fexti[n−1]]”

  123. 123
    Village Idiot says:

    ……While Farage is the front man of UKIP,i do not vote for that,rather the name of the party which is United Kingdom Independence Party!…Free from the shackles that seem to turn politicians heads,free to run our country in the interests of the British,free to control our borders etc….

  124. 124
    Fuck the EU says:

    Has H’arman said sorry yet ?

  125. 125
    Gerbil 7 says:

    If they denounced AGW then they would need to raise taxes elsewhere hence, the lie continues.

  126. 126
    Owen Jones, shameless self publicist and genocide supporting mong says:

  127. 127
    Jay Trig says:

    Psssst… I’m a double agent!

    I monitor internet forums for GCHQ and I also monitor internet forums for the EU HQ.

    Sometimes I start forum threads just to talk to myself!

    He he!

  128. 128
    Gerbil 7 says:

    Why should she?
    There were witnesses to the crash and everybody knows who she is and what’s more, it was a very fast moving parked car.

  129. 129
    When Corrupt states Collide says:

  130. 130
    The Auditors says:

    Nice try, but we cannot sign off on that as explanation for the funding gaps in your accounts.

  131. 131
    altruism in industry says:

    I drank ten gottles o gear

  132. 132
    Mr Weetabix (and NSA) says:

    They lost 8.2 billion! I suggest we all head up there and start looking. Finders keepers…

  133. 133
    Danielle Stevens says:

    Owen Jones – supports local beauty queens being shot in the head by left wing death squads for merely asking for a better life from her socialist overlords.

    Owen – when you grow up I hope you are ashamed of your younger self.

  134. 134
    Ed Miliband, Third Degree (Candidate) Socialist says:

    Owen Jones is a member of the socialist death cult. So far he has onle reached the degree of ‘liar’, but I expect he will eventually graduate to ‘thief’ and ‘killer’.

  135. 135
    Hilary says:

    He’s gone Native. Grand ideas of an EU being part of a world government. Same happened to Miliband.

  136. 136
    Axe The Telly Tax & Religion & Kill All Eco-loons says:

    Rise up brave Venezuelans.

    Kick out your murderous Communist overlords and take back your country.


  137. 137
    Village Idiot says:

    …I actually did that in 1972!

  138. 138
    Taxpayer-funded Astroturfing EU Troll says:

    This blog-post is totally wrong.

  139. 139
    Herman von Milllybund says:

    Sounds like a good use of money. You don’t really need your money, the EU is better spending it.

  140. 140
    Howdy do dere honey says:

    Looks like “Black Thursday” to me !

    FTSE 100 6739.19
    -59.96 -0.88%

    I’m going for a 100 point drop in FTSE by the close

    Get in there and join the gamble !

  141. 141
    Owen Jokes says:

    The best way to solve all Venezuela’s problems is to send me out there to fix everything.

  142. 142
    Axe the telly tax says:

    Oh bless…….
    Your naivety is actually quite touching

  143. 143
    Jack says:

    Think before you speak


    You really need to do a minimum of homework before spouting populist horceshit…

  144. 144
    Incapable Vince, deputy Chief Cockroach says:

    You’ve been forecasting ‘Black Monday’, ‘Black Tuesday’, ‘Black Wednesday’ etc., etc., ad nauseam.

    One of these days you might, just might be right.

  145. 145
    Eric says:

    Hope Barosso hasn’t any kweers in his entourage

  146. 146
    Skeleton bob says:

    Waiting for the hope of a Cameron-type promise of a fudged referendum on the EU is much too little, much too late.

  147. 147
    Madasafish says:

    I am voting for the EU to pay me £1,000 and then I will troll all night and day….

  148. 148
    Nigel Quite Rightly says:

  149. 149
    Taxpayer-funded astroturfing EU Troll says:

    Vote UKIP

  150. 150
    blog regular says:

    Why not just assume 90% of everyone thinks your policies are shit and the remaining 10% are gullible idiots. The money they would save would pay for a thousand duck houses.

  151. 151
    Polly, where have I been recently says:

    Vote UKIP … for higher BENEFITS!

    This post did not cost any Euros.

  152. 152
    Being Anti EU is Racist says:

    Thnigs to be Grateful to the EU for:-
    1. World Peace. Without the EU, WW3 would have broken out
    2. Clean, safe, healthy beaches for you to enjoy without getting ill
    3. Dealing with catastrophic climate change, the worlds biggest danger
    4. Booze cruises
    5. Free movement of people around Europe
    6. multiculturalism. Celebrating diversity and the enjoying the enrichment immigration brings

    i could go on stating the benefuits of the EU, but you get the message. Europe is a force for good in the world, not just the UK. Vote Labour

  153. 153
    Taxpayer-funded astroturfing EU Troll says:

    Vote UKIP.

  154. 154
    Cazual Observer 9 says:

    Russ!an troops lining up on the U’kraine border may be a negative indicator for the FTSE, especially after Osborne said he is going to start sending blank cheques over…

  155. 155
    Bob the Builder says:

    The Greeks created their own problems

    Unless you think they are zombies…

    Like the British created their own banking crash

    Only the sixth annual loss for R B S today, of a paltry £9 BILLION…

    It is high time people took responsibility for their own acts before throwing stones….

  156. 156
    Being in the EU gives Britain a stronger voice IN THE WORLD? says:

    Iolwut – that is the point.

  157. 157
    Owen Jones, the new Jimmy Savile says:

    Jones’ll Fix It.

  158. 158
    Bob the Builder says:

    Hague takes hos orders from Washington NOT Brussels…

    WHy did he fly to W

  159. 159
    Morgan's Organ says:

    Get out now have nothing to do with this undemocratic, unaudited, unaccountable, wasteful, failing, corrupt & delusional organisation!

  160. 160
    Ben Brogan says:

    Don’t believe a word Osborne says…

  161. 161
    Taxpayer-funded astroturfing EU Troll says:

    Tractor production UP.

  162. 162
    Die Katze von Herrn S says:


  163. 163
  164. 164
    Round the Bend says:

    Thats know as a progressive education, as defined by the Marxists.

  165. 165
    Mike Organ says:

    vote UKIP and see this become a national policy and the birth of a new Fascist party in the UK. The amount of UKIP candidates that have been caught using sexist racist comments already Is alarming and if they get into power it will be tears for anyone who doesn’t fit their idea of an acceptable compliant citizen. Mugs all of you for even contemplating voting for this despicable bunch of bigots.

  166. 166
    An inconvenient sniffer dog says:

    Sniff sniff that’s cadaver that is. Sniff sniff there’s been blood in this room. Sniff sniff that cuddle cat reeks of bleach and Lenor.

  167. 167
    Anonymous says:

    “EU Spends £2 Million on Trolling Online Eurosceptics”
    Don’t worry, as this outlay won’t appear in certified account ledgers. Because there are no certified account ledgers?
    “to subvert online Eurosceptic debate”
    simply challenge dissenters to an open discussion on respective ideologies. Whoever is unable to substantiate their own narrative, will obviously demure from taking part in such definitive experiments.
    NB. Method also effective with radio talk-show jocks.

  168. 168
    non taxable pikey says:

    The one way fishing trip will sort that out.

  169. 169
    The Media monitoring Unit is watching you. says:

    That reads almost word for word like that from the EU posted above. Have they been taking lessons from Gordon?

  170. 170
    Oak Shed says:

    Ah, the BBC and their chosen experts.

    That settles it then.

  171. 171
    Fuck the EU says:

    The BBC is as trustworthy as Jimmy Savile in a creche.

    Timeline for G’reece: It got worst, then it got really bad, now it is back to just worst and still needing more money put in.

  172. 172
    Die Katze von Herrn S says:

    Guido spends £2 on

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    M M M  O   O  D  D   !!
    M   M    O    DD     !!


  173. 173
    The Pro-EU Case says:

    The G’reeks created their own problems by joining the EU and the Euro.

    There is no comparison with the UK as the UK is not part of the Euro.

    Oddly, the UK did warn of problems for the Euro when G’reece was joining.

    The problems in the Eurozone that this has caused have impacted very negatively on the UK economy, contributing in part to the problems in UK banks which were foolishly over leveraged in Europe.

  174. 174
    J Dromey, cock expert says:

    Brussels is very short of big black cocks.

  175. 175
    EyeSee says:

    Definitely some clarity needed. I know Orwell warned that first they will seize the language, but that doesn’t mean that people who object to totalitarianism should stay silent. So, the word ‘Eurosceptic’. What does it mean? Because its actual meaning is, well meaningless. I have had a look and the EU definitely exists, I don’t think it is useful for anyone that it does exist (as it either destroys you or it corrupts you pace Kinnock, RSPB et al), but it does. I’m not sure I have ever heard anyone say ‘well, you talk about the EU but I’m sceptical, I don’t think it really exists’. Would ‘totalitarian sceptic’ work? Same thing, but somehow, obviously wrong. After all, it is clear that both Hitler and Barroso are real.

  176. 176
    Die Katze von Herrn S says:

    Whatever you do, do not become Causal Observer! :-D

  177. 177
    Emmanuel says:

    Funny guy

    The Euro is a far stronger currency that the Pound or the Dollar…

    With a $150 billion current account surplus

    While UK has the biggest current account defincit EVER


    All you are good at in the UK is money laundering and fraud in your Cesspit City…and criticising others

    Grow up and try to make something and do something legal and positive with your lives FFS

  178. 178
    Fuck the EU says:

    Which is a complete waste of money in the face of high youth unemployment and no jobs now or +5 years from now.

    Why bother wasting money like this ? See Venezuela for details.

  179. 179
    still walking into darkness says:

    Nick Clegg will have a job in 2015 after all

  180. 180
    Anonymous says:

    It’s a matter of trust and integrity.

    The public believe UKIP and Nigel Farage. They understand UKIP stands up for them and the UKs sovereignty.

    The public have exactly the opposite opinion and no trust in Cast Iron dave…

    Even Cast Irons own back benchers don’t believe a word he says and treat him with contempt.

    Unfortunately for Cast Iron, you can’t buy integrity. Without the trust of the public or his MP’s he will never win an election. He has to go.

    No matter how much the Tory party wishes that wasn’t the case, it doesn’t change the reality.

    Cast Iron is bad for the Tories, and bad for the UK.

  181. 181
    Gordon Brown says:

    What a Sweaty L****r council can do for you


  182. 182
    taxpayer-funded astroturfing EU troll… says:

    Whats the EU?

  183. 183
    An inconvenient sniffer dog says:

    My nose tells me an accident happened, followed by a clusterfuck, followed by a cover up of an unprecedented scale. What my nose can’t tell me is what is so important about Labour affiliate, heart specialist and scene sterilization expert G€rry McCn that so many powerful entities have risked so much on protecting him.

  184. 184
    Anonymous says:

    H@rriet H@rman and J@ck Dromney were running an organisation that supported a pro pedophile organization.

    They are also Labour MP’s and pro European Union.

    David Cameron is a loony European Union supporter as well.

    Birds of a feather flock together.

  185. 185
    The Pro-EU Case says:

    The Euro has no sovereign legitimacy, and European smears against L’ondon do not hold any water.

    With the pathetic state of the Eurozone economy, which has completely failed to produce anything of value, or indeed recover itself over the past 7 years, there is not much more to be said.

    The Euro has no legitimacy, credible history, is not stronger than either USD or GBP (or even CHF), which is why people do not turn to it in times of economic trouble.

    The argument against the Euro notes being sent to Venezuela is that even the people of that country would not wipe their arses with it.

  186. 186
    angry native says:

    1.Thank NATO, the cretins at the EU couldn’t stop genocide in Bosnia at their own front door

    if you think we need the EU for the rest your in lalala land

  187. 187
    Anonymous says:

    Thankfully I’m capable of forming my own view thanks! So people can dictate away as far as I and I’m sure most people are concerned. Using facts allows people to form views. Note how rarely media actually link to the source piece their referring to.

  188. 188
    Anonymous says:

    S*d the EU, join the Russian Union.

  189. 189
    Cazual Observer 9 says:

    N’igel F’arage was right about this. :-)

  190. 190
    The view from Haifa says:

    Peace in Europe for the past 60 odd years was down to NATO and had SFA to do with the EU.

    Now, just take a peek at some of the newspapers and count the number of hotspots in the world at the moment and you will see just how useful to peace the EU has been. The latest punch up in Ukraine is all down to the EU interfering in other people’s business instead of just minding their own.

    You really need to stop reading the Gruniada and watching Newsnight.

  191. 191
    Cake Thief says:

    They’ve been doing it on the DT threads for years. They got so hysterical over the Swiss vote on immigration they started demanding that Geneva was blockaded.

  192. 192
    Anonymous says:

    Homosexuality and spies go hand in hand, history shows us this.

  193. 193
    Auditioning to be an EU Troll says:

    We are so lucky here in the EU. America has only one president while we have three! President Herman Van Rompuy, President Jose Manuel Barroso and President and President Martin Schulz are doing such a fine job too! Thank you, EU.

  194. 194
    peterthepainter says:

    I deny that it even exists.

    I am a denier.

  195. 195
    The view from Haifa says:

    Careful Tone, or one day you may be charged with 50,000 volts….

  196. 196
    Tattypuss says:

    I have to agree with that.
    However, UKIP have this last chance in the euro elections and the general elections. Five more years of liars, thieves and poltroons of the main three parties may well see people opting for a Ukrainian solution.

  197. 197
    Spartacus says:

    you are a funded troll and i claim my five pounds (8 earoles to you)

  198. 198
    The Critic says:

    If the EU has such a powerful argument to make in its own favour, why does it need to go a trolling?

    I see that any opinion other than Groupthink has become ‘myth’

    Just like Ed Climate Change’s pretty unequivocal stance on the matter.Anyone who questions the mantra is ‘irrational’

  199. 199
    fingoline says:

    peace is europe is down to a select number of private companies who make weapons

  200. 200
    ciconia says:

    These trolls are hardly news.
    Anyone following eu topics on BBC blogs will have recognised the dogged 24/7 follow-ups and house style of the trolls.
    Characterised by the dissemination of utter tosh with convincing authority; very fond of spurious numbers & facts.
    The names get changed but there has even been a house style on there.

  201. 201
    Angela Merkel says:

    I’m doing my speech in German but thought I’d open in English so when I said that if you think I’m going to agree to this renegotiation malarkey then you’re all pissing in the wind you wouldn’t be in any doubt. And thank you all for the rousing round of applause you gave me after I’d made that point. The EU is absolutely not a tool for German control by diktat of Europe, only without all the goose-stepping, panzers and death camps this time – honest!

  202. 202
    Hugh Janus says:

    Mike’s Organ must have missed Jack Dromey calling a postie “pikey” amongst other mainstream misdemeanours, then…

  203. 203
  204. 204
    Gordon Brown says:

    Time you realised that Labour is as Labour does.

  205. 205
    Mdm Da Farge says:

    That rely is sad

  206. 206
    Anonymous says:

    Utter rubbish, where did you copy and paste this tripe from

  207. 207
    Wake up & vote UKIP says:

    @ Village idiot – the EU is most certainly not a democracy.

    @Mike Organ Fascism is the territory of the left.

  208. 208
    Wake up & vote UKIP says:

    We ended up with call me bumsex Dave, so I think we got all four.

  209. 209
    Club of Rome says:

    The EU meddles in everything. So you conclude that anything good that happens is thanks to the EU, and that anything bad that happen the EU *would* put a stop to if only we gave them more money than power.

    You are obsessive.

  210. 210
    Tony B£iar says:

    That you Wendy?

  211. 211
    Tony B£iar says:

    Denonced? – WTF – do you want to remove Hairiet & BlackJack?

  212. 212
    BBC says:

    Only the Guardotrader trust us.

  213. 213
    RightwinggitRedux says:


  214. 214
    The view from Haifa says:

    Oh I don’t know about that. I mean that lovely senior lady told the EU to fuck right off just a few weeks ago – so they can’t be all bad.

  215. 215
    The view from Haifa says:

    Not too difficult when you own the printing plates and presses.

  216. 216
    The view from Haifa says:

    If he really wants to know what is going on in that country, there is a plane leaving at midnight for him to catch. so he can find out personally.

  217. 217
    Oh for gawds sake... says:

    Yeah, it’s a bit sad when they have to pay people to pretend to like them isn’t it?

  218. 218
    Anonymous says:

    UK loves Russia. Smash the liblabcon traitors

  219. 219
    Anonymous says:

    @ the cybershirt nazi merkel sucker Mike Organ grinder, do you have any facts at all?

  220. 220
    Slimeball Powell says:

    No, no, you don’t understand, those letters letting murderers off the hook were just’administrative’, nothing to do with an agreement, move along please, nothing to see….

  221. 221
    To all europhiles in comments says:

    Fuck off! Scum.

  222. 222
    Leader of the Self Preservation Society says:

    Peace in Europe and in other countries flourishes where the inhabitants develop a good use of nuclear technology. Belligerent leaders tend to have a fear of being vaporised, so are reluctant to invade.

  223. 223
    Observer / Mrs Muggins says:

    Do you recognise my house style ?

  224. 224
    The LibLabCon says:


  225. 225
    The bloke next door says:

    Maybe when the good fight has been won and we are out of the EU, all the paid for EU trolls will be forced to neil on the floor and beg forgiveness like those Ukrainian snipers.

  226. 226
    broderick crawford says:


    So you ve finally unmasked my sinister scheme have you …. you bunch of cads bounders and rogues.

    But that won t stop me achieving Commissioner for the World in Brussels come June 2015 ….Claude Van Damme has promised it me !!!!

  227. 227
    broderick crawford says:


    what possible financial cost benefit taxpayer funded justification could there be for a eurocrat who has responsibilities for 28 designated states to go swanning off to attend the celebrations of a country which is not remotely connected to his job spec ??

    These bastards are pulling the middle one !
    Come the revolution he ll be the first european Janukovich together with Van Hermit and Ashton … not forgetting Schulz.

  228. 228
    Brussels Spout says:

    E.U.S.S.R. demands zat all British citizens come to heel (of our jackboots).

  229. 229
    English freeman says:

    Actually, far from maintaining peace in Europe, if the EU keeps forcing itself into areas of everybody’s lives that it has no explainable reason to be, and insisting that the voices of the electorate should never be listened to, much less acted upon, then it will achieve the exact opposite. We already see violent crowds on the streets of some members states protesting against the poverty into which EU political dogma and hubris has plunged them in absurd defence of the unworkable Euro. How long before the whole continent rises up against the imposition of a political tyranny that in England at least Magna Carta was written to prevent? The EU is to peace as the Mafia is to law enforcement.

  230. 230
    jdseanjd says:

    Trolls dispense anything but facts & figures. Insults & nonsense are the way they’re trained. Facebook just plain censors you.

  231. 231
    Why is Cast Iron such a c*nt says:

    Talking of Cast Iron, why does everything Cast Iron say end up turning to sh1t in seconds….

    He promised Merkel would be offering the UK some big concessions on the EU…

    Yet again Cast Iron is proved to be a liar within minutes of Merkel getting here.

    “Some expect my speech to pave the way for a fundamental reform of the European architecture which will satisfy all kinds of alleged or actual British wishes. I am afraid they are in for a disappointment,” Mrs Merkel said.


  232. 232
    thostids says:

    As I see it, the EU functions by “hoovering up” backward, bankrupt and/or balls-upped Countries and giving them “votes” in return for a turn at the hind teet, now and again, in exchange for the vote. Thus the number of BBB votes outnumber the Danegeld payers, on the premise that like a nest full of cuckoos they all screech as loudly as each other.
    Thus the illusion of “Democracy” is advanced as the basis for for refusing to do anything material. The answer is really very simple.
    Art. 50. A partnership is cdissolved when any partner says that that is it. Those remaining ,willing to reform, may do so or in Europe’s case the wreckage will collapse if Britain gives them the Bum’s rush. Until our population actually votes for UKIP to do what they have said, the existing political back-scratchers, arse-bandits and Europhiles will keep us in and paying for their pensions.

  233. 233
    Don'tplaytheracecardwithmesonny! says:

    You forgot about EU unicorns shitting rainbows!

  234. 234
    Anonymous says:

    Something very similar is happening with the Amanda Knox media output, so it’s not a great shock.

  235. 235
    Anonymous says:

    I’m with you!

  236. 236
    Tony Lenton says:

    The only way out is UKIP

  237. 237
    Neil says:

    Provide facts and figures? The first figure I want is how many more years before independent auditors will actually sign off the accounts. Even the EU Court of Auditors is saying the accounts look dodgy and they’re not independent.

  238. 238
    Jonte says:

    Why should we give a damn about EU trolls. The EU will end when the people realise what a dangerous, lashed up load of crap it is and start looking for its leaders so they can be hanged. I suspect the trolls will be as fleet of foot an any of the communists bastards currently lauding it over us.

  239. 239
    Rachelle says:

    No matter if some one searches for his vital thing, so he/she wishes to be available that in detail, theresfore that thing
    is aintained over here.

    Feel frere to vjsit my page; penis enhancement products (Rachelle)

  240. 240
    Death_1135 says:

    The EU have an account on Google where they spew their EUSSR propaganda. It makes for interesting reading. I enjoy trolling them often :)


  241. 241
    rollo57 says:

    While we wait and debate issues, they are putting together a plan that will do away with a referendum. The TTIP has clauses in it that make, Reversing policies made by previous governments impossible and making leaving the EU Illegal? Their is also a clause, ‘The Investor-State Dispute Settlement’ this gives companies power to SUE governments, if it brings in policy that affect it’s profits, like raising minimum wage or introducing a Living wage?


  242. 242
    rollo57 says:

    But it doesn’t give us a stronger voice! Every time a country joins, our voting strength diminishes? When we first joined we had 17.5% it’s now 8.3%? With Tories voting in Bosnia and Moldova and also wanting Turkey to join, it will soon be zilch! We have a far larger voice OUTSIDE of the EU!

  243. 243
    rollo57 says:

    Peace is all down to banks, WWI and WWII were all to do with money coupled with Germany’s strong economy and it’s banking policy, wouldn’t let the world banks make money on it! Libya was about replacing their Oil back to the Petro Dollar, as they want to do to Iran, but we said NO to Syria, who if the yanks invaded would have drawn Iran in as friends.
    Yes your right, the EU did interfere, just as they did when the Berlin wall came down! Only this time, they have bitten the wrong dog!

  244. 244
    rollo57 says:

    “that in England at least Magna Carta was written to prevent? ”

    Not for long, this TTIP agreement will put a stop to that and a lot more besides! http://t.co/oaDmGxdS8H If this is passed we more or less become a Corporate State!
    Leaving the EU becomes ILLEGAL and REVERSING policies made by previous governments, is impossible.

  245. 245
    rollo57 says:

    Not to mention that HS train in Turkey, who aren’t even in the EU, yet? British taxpayers money funded that along with works in India.

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