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Three contractors are bidding to fix a broken fence at the EU Commission.

One is from Germany, a second is from Poland and the third is from Italy.

All three go with a EU official to examine the fence.

 

The German contractor takes out a tape measure and does some measuring,

then works out some figures with a pencil. "Well," he says, "I figure the job will

run to about €1000. That's €400 for materials, €500 for the labour and €100

profit for me."

 

The Polish contractor also does some measuring and figuring, then says,

"I can do this job for €700. €300 for materials, €300 for the labour and €100

profit for me."

 

The Italian contractor doesn't measure or figure, but leans over to the EU

official and whispers, "€2,700."

 

The official, incredulous, says, "You didn't even measure like the other guys,

but how did you come up with such a high figure?"

 

The Italian contractor whispers back, "€1000 for you, €1000 for me, and we hire

the Polish guy to fix the fence."

 

"Done!" replies the EU official.

 

And that, my friends, is how the EU Commission works.

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Someone raised an interesting thought on the referendum issue. They said they couldn't see the Tories having a referendum as to whether we stay in or out as it would be seen as being part of a peoples' union, which is against their principals. Interesting again DC has made sounds of stepping down as PM 2017 ish. Is it because he doesn't want to be PM if a referendum takes place?

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I am surprised, i thought this was how Government contractors got their tax payer funding

 

Remember G4S (Olympics) and the work place providers (Igneus)??

 

Not to mention Capita (TV Licence)

 

What about the national audit response to Government contractors over Universal Credit??

 

Well over budget

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Which supports the post made by postmn further back.

 

Those people who have tried to weed out greed and corruption within the EU administration have either been bought off or backed out.

 

It was my understanding that Kinnock was voted an MEP in order to investigate this. He is not as vocal about the billions of waste as he once was!

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It was my understanding that Kinnock was voted an MEP in order to investigate this. He is not as vocal about the billions of waste as he once was!

 

Not vocal because he is now part of the screw and don't want to spoil it. If he reports it, all the dodgy EU deals might get closed and then his pay would take a tumble.

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I can buy a box of bic pens for less than a fiver virtually anywhere.

But apparently the banner pens we have at work cost £2 each and area managers can only order them through sap.

An area manager got in trouble for using petty cash to buy pens from Tesco and save on his budget.

Can you believe it?!?!

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with most governmental organisation, local government and the health service you have to buy things through the procurement service. These procurement bods have spent years researching everything that you would need to buy and negotiated the best deals they possibly can. It seems such a shame that when they have pulled off a fantastic deal with a supplier they leave and join the board of that company and their talents are lost.

My brother used to be in the building game and when he ran a massive contract to refurbish the property portfolio of a county council he was isntructed to buy all of the plumbing supplies from a company run by the brother of the person on the council who was responsible for the tendering. My brother went to B&Q instead, finished the contract and told the council where to stick the job.

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So the country that has been trying to rule the whole of Europe for the past hundred years, Germany, has not only opened the borders of European members, but now opened the borders of Europe to the whole world.

 

Lets get out - come on Cameron, call this referendum now.

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