This is the sort of thing which is getting the EU in to trouble
President pays to woo pro-British members - World - Times Online: "JEAN-CLAUDE JUNCKER dangled budgetary carrots before Britain’s allies last night in his attempt to push through a deal by isolating Tony Blair.
The Prime Minister of Luxembourg, who is the current EU President, concentrated his fire on Jan Peter Balkenende, the Dutch Prime Minister, whose countrymen, at €180 per head, are the largest individual contributors to the EU’s annual €100 billion budget."
Lack of principle?
Common Agricultural Policy? Third world farmers ? ......... Many suffer, a few gain a benefit whichstaves off the inevitable.