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MEP’s barmy tax plan

8 Jul

Just when we thought some financial and political reality was dawning on policy-makers in Europe, up pops a politician who wants to introduce a new tax to fund the EU.

Jutta Haug, an MEP from Germany, is to chair a European Parliamentary committee looking at the way the EU is paid for.

She wants all countries in Europe to levy the tax – this could be on their citizens or something more specific such as on bank transactions – and send the cash straight to Brussels.

We’d all like to see greater transparancy in the EU’s budget but you’re living in a dreamworld if you think governments around Europe could pull this one off.

Back to the drawing board Jutta.

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