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Old April 4th 15, 11:19 AM posted to,
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Default BBC to back radical overhaul of how Corporation is funded

On 04/04/2015 10:06, Martin wrote:
On Sat, 4 Apr 2015 08:07:55 +0100, "Woody" wrote:

"Bill Wright" wrote in message
Paul Ratcliffe wrote:

There are lots of things that I don't want to pay for in life, but
forced to by the state. And they cost a ****ing lot more than ~150
a year.

Agreed. Paying for health tourism for instance.

Did anyone notice....

Farage made the comment about 7000 HIV on the debate the other night.
He was immediately harangued by the Welsh woman and that has been
shown over and over, but Sturgeon then piped up and said something
about 'they are not figures, they are people in need of our help'
which notably hasn't been shown even once that I have seen.

As for BBC impartiality (ha!) on the PM programme last night (R4) they
had some woman on going over the figures saying it was not 7000 but
6000, and then gradually breaking the number down until it was about
1500 - completely overlooking the fact that this was still a cost of
nearly 4m. Oh, and of course they did let (even ask) UKIP to
challenge or discuss these figures - NOT!

OTOH nobody gave the number of British who are treated in the EU outside UK
every year and Farage never mentions the 2 million UK expats, who rely on the
medical and social services of the countries they live in.

Are such people exempt from paying taxes in those countries? If so, how
does that work?

If UK leaves the EU,
the impoverished British residents of Spain and France will find themselves
being deported to UK.

For people of working age who haven't got jobs and who ask for money out
of the pocket of the Spanish or French taxpayers' pockets, what's wrong
with that?

And if you are referring to retired people: why would that happen when
they have pension provision by remittance?

Don't fall into the trap of imagining that it is only membership of the
EU which has caused or enabled European mobility.

There were substantial colonies of UK ex-pats - mainly the retired - in
southern Spain before Spain even joined the EU. There are growing
numbers in Italy and Greece, though those locations were always popular
before the UK and (later) Greece were members. Why would those countries
wish to cut itself off from that spending and demand?