On 27/05/2016 15:23, Mike Brass wrote:
>> Once again you do not provide any proof the funding will continue after
>> Grexit when the EU will go through its own period of "austerity"!
> Assumption there will be an exit of Greece and that the member
> countries will not continue providing their legally-binding
> contributions. The EU has already tightened its belts without a
> corresponding large hit to science funding. Meantime, the UK
> government has shown utter disdain to archaeology. In a nutshell, you
> have NOT shown that archaeology (and indeed the wider sciences) would
> not be financially hit by a Brexit. It is the Leavers who are
> proposing a change so it is incumbent upon YOU to show the evidence.
> You have singularly failed to do so.
The EU doesn't even have signed off accounts and we have no democratic
say over what money we get.
You've got to be mad to think EU funding is secure. It can and would be
turned off at a moment's notice and there would be nothing any of us can
do because there is no democratic accountability.
The EU that is so profligate with our money today, could just as easily
turn off the tap if it wishes without us having any say at all over that
In sharp contrast, you as an individual have a right to meet with your
MP and at least expect your complaint to be heard and some kind of
answer from those who used to govern us. But now we are governed by
Eurocrats who we do not elect, we cannot meet with them (unless you are
big business), we have no right for our complaints to be heard and even
less right to expect a response.
We are already being run by a dictatorship of Eurocrats to which we in
this country have surrendered hundreds of years of hard fought democracy
for what? A few years of unsecured EU grant money that give the
precarious financial position of the EU could easily disappear.
I am ashamed at the people on this group who treat our democracy so
lightly and seem incapable of realising that without a strong economy
there will be no funding for archaeology whether it comes from the EU or UK.