An article by Dr Julian Keogh posted here from his own blog Dr Keogh’s thoughts
Whatever the outcome of David Cameron’s negotiations with other European leaders regarding our future relationship with Europe, I am a firm believer we should stay. Here I list some of my most important reasons.
11. Its a bargain
For an organisation that is touted as being such a waste of money, and aspiring to be a superstate in the same breath, it really is a bargain. Less than 1% of national spending goes on the European Union. Compare that to the budget for welfare, pensions and the national health service. Eurosceptics will have us believe that the true value is a lot higher, and while it is certainly true that we are legally obliged to hold VAT within certain limits, that does not mean that all the VAT we pay goes to the European Union……far…
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