The EU has some of the most socialist states in the world, which by definition are into income redistribution and looking after the poorer folks.
In Irelands budget yesterday they increased the dole to around 192 euro/week. That is twice northern Ireland’s and UK’s dole. That is far from the most generous dole in the EU. (They also added thousands of teachers positions spending 16% of GDP on education…does that sound like a state led by bankers?).
FactCheck: How do jobseeker’s payments here compare to Northern Ireland?
It’s so much better loads of poor uneducated British migrants are coming in from the U.K. to steal their dole.
‘Irish dole for Irish slackers!’
The research shows more than four times as many Britons obtain unemployment benefits in Germany as Germans do in the UK, while the number of jobless Britons receiving benefits in Ireland exceeds their Irish counterparts in the UK by a rate of five to one.
So pipe down with the whole ‘the EU is run by the bankers’ spiel.
The UK followed an austerity driven ‘make them work and cut their benefits to the bone’ program, then blamed it all on the immigrants and the EU. The Cameron govt brought in total benefit caps (equal to the national average wage per household) which makes it almost impossible for people on social welfare to live in places like London so they are being pushed into other cheaper places like Birmingham.
Then they sold the population some bollocks about trading with new markets , as if they weren’t trading with them already. Why would these new markets be better or offer better deals than the current deal? The U.K. has it’s own currency and bank and the EU already has attractive trading terms with most nations.
Best of all right wing Tories still in power and don’t offer a vote to the parliament or population on biggest decisions in decades!!!