Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Vox Pop

In line with the fact that I am still too busy to blog at the moment I will offer another blog offering as a substitute, this time it is here. Do enjoy it.

Thursday, 14 July 2011


Most of my infrequent blogging consists of moaning about the state of affairs that we find ourselves in. Occasionally though, there is a blog elsewhere that one just wants to share. With this in mind can I direct you to this. May I also recommend that you read the comments?

Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Communicating with my MP

I sent the following email to my MP, Mr. Alok Sharma, today via they work for you. It said:

Dear Mr. Sharma,
Perusing the Pink Book 2010 (see http://www.statistics.gov.uk/statbase/product.asp?vlnk=1140) I notice that the net transfer of money from the UK to the EU institutions is £5,365,000,000 (section 5.1 Current Transfers, p, 80). Given that in 2009 we had a deficit of £32,000,000,000 (Figure 1.3, Trade in goods and service, p. 24) in trade in goods and services with the EU countries would you be so kind as to explain to me in simple terms why we remain a member of the EU? What benefit are we receiving for the £5,365,000,000 membership fee?

Yours sincerely,
Paul Coombes
I will let you know if I get a response.