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Q: WANT TO KNOW WHAT YOUR £39 BILLION BREXIT ‘DIVORCE BILL’ IS FOR?

A: TAKE A POLISH TRAIN IN LODZ

EU ANNOUNCES €0.4 BILLION PAYMENT TO ALLEVIATE ‘INCONVENIENCE’ FOR POLES IN LODZ

On Tuesday the EU Commission approved €0.41 billion (£0.37 billion) of expenditure for some railway improvements in the city of Lodz, Poland. Here is what the EU had to say.

“Łódź has two main stations: Łódź Fabryczna and Łódź Kaliska, which are currently not connected to each other. This is a major obstacle to the region’s transport development and an everyday inconvenience for those living in the city.”

EU Regional & Urban Development Directorate, 28 August 2018

The latest funding from the EU for the rail transport improvements, announced on Tuesday, is €411 million (£370 million) and the payment comes from the EU’s ‘Cohesion Fund’.

UK PAYS INTO EU’S £57 BILLION COHESION FUND BUT GETS NOTHING BACK

This is a 63.3 billion euro fund (£57 billion) which the UK taxpayer helps to finance, but from which the UK is entitled to receive nothing. No grants, no loans, nothing.

Source: EU Commission latest figures for 2017

The only countries permitted to receive the €63.3 billion are Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia.

WHAT THE EU COMMISSIONER SAID

Here is what the responsible EU Commissioner says about the EU’s funding for the Lodz railway connection:

“Soon, those living in the city will be able to get across town faster and will benefit from better interregional connections, with an effective and environmentally friendly transport system.”

EU Commissioner for Regional Policy, Ms Corina Crețu, from Bulgaria, 28 August 2018

POLAND’S RECEIPTS FROM THE COHESION FUND

Poland will receive a total of €23.2 billion from the Cohesion Fund. The project we referred to above is merely the latest one. On top of the £370 million just announced, the Polish city of Lodz has already received £218 million pounds from the Cohesion Fund for other railway upgrades.

That’s a total of £588 million – almost £0.6 billion – for just one city in Poland. Imagine that replicated across Poland. Then imagine it replicated across the EU.

OBSERVATIONS

British taxpayers are funding an underground connecting railway between Lodz’s two main railway stations.

We are told by the EU that this will alleviate “an everyday inconvenience for those living in the city”. If this comes at enormous cost to the citizens of the United Kingdom, who have to pay for it, then so much the better – from the EU’s point of view.

We can only guess at the number of readers who would love to have the inconveniences in their own daily lives removed by the EU. Across the UK there will be readers asking why the groaning transport infrastructure in their own area shouldn’t be improved with ‘EU money’.

THE EU IS ALWAYS KEEN TO PROMOTE ITSELF IN EUROSCEPTIC COUNTRIES

Whenever the EU spends British taxpayers’ money in an EU27 country, it rushes to tell the people of the receiving country how munificent the great EU has been.

Never mind that it’s not ‘EU money’ at all. The EU never mentions the enforced ‘philanthropy’ of the taxpayers of the few member states who actually make a net contribution to the EU budget, of which the UK is the second-biggest.

The simple fact is that the railway improvements in Lodz will be plastered with EU plaques, saying ‘Funded by the European Union’. Because of this, there’ll be ne’er so much as a ‘dzięki’ (thanks) from the Polish people of Lodz, who will imagine the funds came from the great EU moneypot in the sky.

THE EU IS LESS KEEN FOR THE BRITISH PUBLIC TO KNOW ABOUT THIS

We have pointed out to readers many times before that whenever the EU wants to keep news under wraps as far as the British people are concerned, the EU Commission announces the news in French or German. This pretty much ensures that neither most Brexit organizations, nor the Establishment media will pick it up.

In this case, the news was announced in French. And sure enough Brexit Facts4EU.Org is the only one to report it – so far.

This article isn’t about Polish people. After all, they would be mad to turn down all this free ‘EU money’. Many other EU countries receive money for projects like the one above. This just happens to be the latest and it involves Poland.

Finally, if we wrapped up our work today, who else would bring you such compelling facts to show Remainer MPs why they must deliver a full, clean Brexit, or face disturbing consequences for the country and unemployment for themselves?

[Source: EU Commission] 06.55am, 30 Aug 2018

http://facts4eu.org/news.shtml

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