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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2012 8:44 am 
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-17654781

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Each bank holiday costs the UK economy £2.3bn and scrapping them would boost annual output by £19bn, economists say


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-17655620

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Bank holidays 'cost economy £19bn' says economic group


Clearly now they have planted the idea that Bank Holidays are a problem no doubt there will be a solution coming down the line.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2012 9:22 am 
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I can see Bob Crow and crew agreeing to scrap them :lol:

Spread them out more evenly by all means but remove them !!!

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2012 10:55 am 
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As always, the real problems are ignored. The Centre for Economics and Business Research points the finger at Bank Holidays as a cost that in too high, when the real problem is the cost of EU membership.

The figures below identify the cost of our EU membership for 2008, today they will be much worse. Notice how the 2008 figures are over THREE times the cost that The Centre for Economics and Business Research claims Bank Holidays cost today.

http://www.democracymovementsurrey.co.u ... costs.html

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Annual Costs of EU Membership
The net cost of the EU budget to Britain is £28 billion pa*. But the actual cost - direct and indirect - is much more than that.

Last time it was calculated, in 2008, the European Union was costing us £65 billion gross every year. That's about £1,000 each every year for every man, woman and child in the UK. It increases every year, so it will be a lot more now.

* Source: Office for National Statistics "Pink Book"

Direct and Indirect Costs of the EU
Estimates of the true cost of the EU are difficult to come by. MPs have called many times for a cost-benefit analysis, to prove or disprove the benefits of membership. Successive Governments, both Labour and Conservative, have refused, on the grounds that the "benefits" are self-evident. In truth they are afraid of what such a study would show. The Bruges Group finally produced an authoritative study in 2008.

(http://www.brugesgroup.com/CostOfTheEU2008.pdf)

The total gross cost to the UK of EU membership in 2008 they estimate at around £65,000,000,000* - including:

£28 billion for business to comply with EU regulations,

£17 billion of additional food costs resulting from the Common Agricultural Policy

£3.3 billion - the value of the catch lost when the Common Fisheries Policy let other countries fish in our territorial waters

£14.6 billion gross paid into the EU budget and other EU funds.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2012 11:14 am 
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I bet they're scared of revealing those figures.

I'm no expert but could we pull out of this mess ?

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2012 11:27 am 
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Loans to China for planting trees. Another lunacy that The Centre for Economics and Business Research should be very vocal about:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/enviro ... China.html
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The Treasury has agreed to a European Union scheme to assist with funding for a number of forests to compensate for the country’s contribution to global warming.
The Luxembourg-based European Investment Bank (EIB) has lent China £210million to start the project.
Britain has agreed to underwrite the loan, covering 16p in every pound of the debt that is not paid back – which could cost more than £30million.
China is now the second largest economy in the world and continues to expand by two per cent a year. India and Brazil are among other countries with surging economies to receive similar EU anti-climate change loans in the past 12 months.
Since last year, the deals have seen the British taxpayer take on an additional £920million of liabilities.
And the LibLabCon Government takes the cash from the needy, the weak, the sick, the disabled, and the pensioner to pay for all this insanity.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2012 3:18 pm 
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What we need to-Day is one of These??

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