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Leave the EU Mk 2, the non smokers will love this


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Plans to give hundreds of millions of pounds in subsidies to European tobacco farmers have been criticised by anti-smoking campaigners.

The tobacco growers could get the extra cash as soon as next year after members of the European Parliament voted to make changes which would allow member states to decide which crops receive European Union farming subsidies.

The old system was phased out in 2010 at a time when tobacco farmers in 12 EU countries including Bulgaria, Greece, Romania and Italy were receiving around £260million in subsidies.

 

 

Well I never knew that, how many others did ?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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No wonder they are busting a gut to get here......................................

 

EU citizens are also pocketing child tax credits on behalf of youngsters who are living overseas.

It costs the taxpayer an astonishing £55million a year to fund this system, which is only replicated in four other EU countries. The other 22 nations require the child to be resident in order to qualify.

UK payments relate to cases where migrants have moved to Britain, but left their children at home. When they arrive in the UK, they register with HM Revenue & Customs for the benefit.

 

Migrants choose to claim the money from the UK government – rather than in equivalent schemes at home – because the payments are much higher.

 

 

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