Who: Sir Benerd Ingham, Margaret Thatchers former Press Secretary and Transparency International
The European Union is corrupt, useless and riddled with fraud, Sir Bernard Ingham has said.
Margaret Thatcher's former press secretary has questioned why the UK would "ever want to be a member of it at all", as he warned that Britain should not throw away another £12 billion down the European Union's corrupt 'mafia drain'. (1)
Furthermore: In a 250-page report, the group, Transparency International, recommended tightening regulation of lobbying, reducing conflicts of interest, enhancing protection for whistle-blowers and curbing secret deal-making in sensitive policy areas like financial services.
Weak enforcement of the existing rules means that “corruption risks persist at the E.U. level,” the report warned, saying the risks contribute to public skepticism of “the commitment of politicians and bureaucrats to a more open and ethical style of government.”
A series of prominent scandals in recent years have included the resignation of a European commissioner in the face of suspicions he knew about attempted bribery to soften anti-tobacco legislation, and the prosecution of lawmakers for agreeing to large payments in exchange for proposing amendments at the European Parliament.(2)
THE CASE FOR A #FREEBRITAIN
"The European Union has shown time and time again how corrupt it is, like in 2013 when the then European Health Commissioner John ”backhander” Dalli refused Orphacol a licence after an American firm lobbied him so that they would have a monopoly on the market. (3) This is the type of corruption you get when your leaders are unelected and unaccountable to anyone. That wasn’t just a one off though, we see the European Union failing to have it’s accounts signed off in 20 years, if this was any other company it wouldn’t be surviving today and serious questions would be asked as to how and why this has been allowed to happen."
Steven Woolfe MEP