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Floods and EU support

From Midge D

Thursday, 17 March 2016

Apologies if this has already been brought up elsewhere on HebWeb. Not sure of all the pros and cons of getting EU funding but it is interesting and might be worth a discussion?

Jon Danzig (former BBC investigative journalist) claims that the British government has turned down millions of pounds of EU funding to help those affected by flooding and lack of food:

"According to Prime Minister, David Cameron, Britain doesn't need EU funds to help flood victims because 'it's quicker and better' to use the country's own money. So it seems that Britain is so flush with cash that it can turn down around £125 million in EU emergency help for areas of the country devastated by record levels of rain. Really?

If that's the case, then why does the government need to impose £12 billion of austerity measures that will mostly hit the poor and needy?"

Read blog entry from Jon Danzig

From Andy M

Friday, 18 March 2016

They did a u turn!

See this Yorkshire Post piece