EU embassies are duplication
THE new EU Diplomatic Service, with an annual budget of £8 billion, duplicates existing national embassies around the world.
This is baffling as they obviously appertain to represent all EU countries which have already got embassies in theses places anyway.
There will soon be EU missions in Barbados (44 lucky staff), Burkina Faso in Africa and Vanuatu in the Pacific. You can envisage Euro diplomats queuing up for those posts though not perhaps for those in Damascus or Mogadishu.
EU money already subsidises French colonies in South America and several Caribbean islands.
The effective head of the EU Diplomatic Service, Labour's Baroness Ashton, is the highest paid female politician in the world, on £328,000 a year.
You would have thought that with that kind of salary you could really go anywhere!
UKIP Deputy Chairman in Wales