If Scotland were to join the EU, just like all member countries, they’d get a whole bundle of quota jobs. These jobs would include the whole spectrum from lower tier Eurocrats all the way up to the cherry on top of the cake, a Commissioner's position.
Then we come to the problems within the EU, a list so long that it would put Paris Hilton's Mastercard bill to shame. But for the sake of brevity, here are just a few:
- For the past 19 years has received a critical report from its auditors over the handling of its budget
- Has a “breathtaking” corruption problem
- Once a month packs up and goes to Strasbourg and back to do exactly what they do in Brussels. Resulting in:
- Costs in excess of EUR 100 million per year
- Sending about 4000 Eurocrats
- 6000 boxes of documents in trucks
- Creating nearly 20 000 tons of unnecessary CO2 emissions per year
- Best of all, let Greece join with open arms.
The Scots are revered as a people prudent with money (Oi, oi, watch it with the RBS jokes) and considering the above financial irregularities of a very regular nature that are the very fabric of the EU, it becomes clear why Barosso doesn’t want the Scots in his cozy cabal.
Barroso's biggest fear is the arrival in the EU of bunch of straight talking Scots saying “Och aye Jose, Ah dinnae ken this was such a shambles! But Dinna fash yersel. We’ll Gie it laldy!”
Having the EU's Grand Poo-bah Mr. Barroso bullying a nation about to exercise its fundamental right to democratically decide its future shows the true direction that the EU is taking. One of a sense of superiority, arrogance and an attitude to democracy that is solely rhetorical.