May's £39bn Giveaway - What is the EU planning to spend your money on?
What Theresa and Olly agreed to fund with taxpayer money
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Brexit Facts4EU.Org publishes the facts which are not specified in the ‘Withdrawal Agreement’
Below, the Brexit Facts4EU.Org team shows the full extent of what the British people have already been paying for – and what Theresa May and Olly Robbins agreed to keep on paying for under the ‘Withdrawal Agreement’.
In recent days more articles have been published about the legal arguments over the ‘Financial Settlement’ or ‘Divorce Bill’. These articles have focused on the legal facts of why almost none of this payable.
Today Pro-Brexit Facts4EU.Org exclusively brings you the list of everything for which the EU has demanded payment, and which it hoped the UK would accept in the ‘divorce bill’. To the EU’s amazement, the Theresa May government acquiesced.
Brexit Facts4EU.org Summary
The EU lists 139 bodies, funds, & basic programmes
The UK is paying for these already and under the PM's surrender treaty
it will keep on paying for years, as part of ‘the divorce bill’
- 11 Institutions and consultative bodies
- 6 Executive Agencies
- 34 Decentralised Agencies
- 2 ‘Other Entities’
- 8 Joint Ventures
- 1 Associate Fund
- 2 Funds Not in the Consolidated Accounts
- 4 Trust Funds for other countries
- 6 Bodies Not in the Consolidated Accounts
- 65 ‘Basic Programmes’
For the details of each, please see below.
The extraordinary scope of what the British taxpayer has been paying for
And the EU demands we keep paying for all of this, in some cases for up to five decades
The list below has been compiled from the EU's 'Essential Principles on Financial Settlement'. Ignored by the mainstream media the EU’s demands were published on 24 May 2017 – over two years ago. Instead of being hit into the long grass by the UK negotiating team, the list has never been refuted.
The EU's demands cover everything they could possibly think of, and they involve the UK making payments to the EU for decades to come. This list does NOT appear in the final version of the Withdrawal Agreement, being replaced by convoluted descriptions and long lists of links to other documents.
We thought readers would like an easier version to read.
Some of the items mentioned, which the UK is expected to pay for, will not be entered into the EU’s accounts for as many as 10 years after the UK's departure. In the case of pensions this extends to 5 DECADES.
We’re giving you the full monty
Regular readers will know that at Brexit Facts4EU.Org we summarise lengthy documents and complex issues, knowing that people don't have time for the details. However in this case we are showing the entire annexes from the EU's financial demands document, for two reasons:-
- To show everyone what the UK taxpayer has been paying for in the last 46 years, and
- To demonstrate the magnitude of the EU's demands for a divorce bill to be paid
You don't have to read all of this - just look at the length.
ANNEX 1 - LISTS OF BODIES OR FUNDS
INCLUDED IN THE FINANCIAL SETTLEMENT
A. ENTITIES IN THE CONSOLIDATED ACCOUNTS
1. Institutions and consultative bodies
European Council European
European Court of Auditors
Court of Justice of the European Union
Council of the European Union
Economic and Social Committee
Committee of the Regions
European Data Protection Supervisor
European External Action Service
2. EU Agencies
2.1. Executive Agencies
Education, Audiovisual & Culture Executive Agency
Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises
Consumers, Health, Agriculture and Food Executive Agency
Innovation & Networks Executive Agency
Research Executive Agency
European Research Council Executive Agency
2.2. Decentralised Agencies
European Maritime Safety Agency
European Food Safety Authority
European Medicines Agency
European Railway Agency
European GNSS Supervisory Authority
Community Plant Variety Office
European Chemicals Agency
European Fisheries Control Agency
Fusion for Energy (European Joint Undertaking for ITER and the Development of Fusion Energy)
European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction
European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Training (CEPOL)
European Institute for Gender Equality
European Police Office (EUROPOL)
European Agency for Safety and Health at Work
European Aviation Safety Agency
European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control
European Network and Information Security Agency
European Environment Agency
European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights
European Centre for the Development of Vocational training
European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority
European Agency for Cooperation of Energy Regulators
Translation Centre for the Bodies of the European Union
European Banking Authority
European Securities and Markets Authority
European Asylum Support Office
European Training Foundation
Office for the Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communication
European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions
European Border and Coast Guard Agency (Frontex)
European Union Intellectual Property Office
EU-LISA (European Agency for the operational management of large-scale IT systems in the area of freedom, security and justice)
The Single Resolution Board (SRB)
3. Other entities
European Coal and Steel Community (in liquidation)
European Institute of Innovation and Technology
B. JOINT VENTURES
SESAR Joint Undertaking
Innovative Medicines Initiative 2 Joint Undertaking
Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking
ECSEL Joint undertaking
Clean Sky 2 Joint Undertaking
Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking
Galileo Joint Undertaking in liquidation
C. ASSOCIATES FUNDS IN THE ACCOUNTS
European Investment Fund
D. FUNDS NOT IN THE CONSOLIDATED ACCOUNTS
European Development Fund
Facility for Refugees in Turkey
E. TRUST FUNDS
European Union Trust Fund for Central African Republic “Bêkou EU Trust Fund”
European Union Regional Trust Fund in response to the Syrian crisis, "the Madad Fund"
Emergency Trust Fund for stability and addressing root causes of irregular migration and displaced persons in Africa
Trust Fund for Columbia (sic)
F. BODIES NOT IN THE CONSOLIDATED ACCOUNTS
European Central Bank
European Investment Bank
European Defence Agency
European Union Institute for Security Studies
European Union Satellite Centre
ANNEX 2 - LIST OF BASIC ACTS - PROGRAMMES
Never mind the quality, feel the length
Even if you don't have time to read the list above - or fear you may lose the will to live if you do - just look at the length. You may wish to take stock of the extent to which the EU has spread its interests far beyond any concepts of mutually-beneficial trade, or even of cooperation on areas of common interest between member states.
We have previously run articles detailing various of the items in the lists above, showing how money is being spent by the EU unbeknownst to the British taxpayer.
To many readers, some of the items will be somewhat surprising. For example, why does the EU have a "Trust Fund for Columbia"? And yes, we know that the correct spelling is 'Colombia', otherwise they're talking about a film studio, but it seems that the EU doesn’t.
And why is the UK expected to pay for "the protection of the euro against counterfeiting"? Do they help to pay for the pound's protection against counterfeiting? No.
Can any of the Tory leadership candidates seriously think they can renegotiate the Withdrawal Agreement when it is based on such manifest nonsense? Apparently so....
We happen to think that this whole subject is quite important to the people of the United Kingdom. Theresa May has agreed in principle to pay the EU £39 billion. That’s a lot of doctors, nurses, medicines, police, elderly care, repaired roads, school teachers, etc. In reality of course the eventual bill will be far higher. With the EU it always is.
To most people who voted Leave, it is inconceivable that the UK should pay more than a few billion pounds to the EU for current liabilities up to the point of leaving. For some, the EU should in fact be reimbursing the UK.
We would merely point out that the question of the ‘financial settlement’ was one of the top priorities for the EU. Without that, one of the pillars of the Withdrawal Agreement will be removed, and the EU will never accept that.
Much better to leave with a clean, WTO managed Brexit by 31 October 2019 and stop wasting time. We have a bold, bright future ahead of us as an independent, free-trading, globally-facing nation. It will be bumpy at first but we will soon be on the way up. Let’s get on with it. #GoWTO.
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