The European Union has promised to provide more than 420 million euros (£369m) in aid to help those affected by the devastating earthquake in Haiti.
The money will deliver both emergency and long-term assistance to the country which was torn apart by the magnitude 7.0 quake.
Now don't please get me wrong. I think that we individually and nationally should contribute to the Haiti appeal. Ax I've said I've been to that Island many times on holiday and the suffering and devastation are insufferable.
But here's what I don't understand. Since the Lisbon Treaty was ratified, we in Britain are now part of the EU one hundred percent. So if the EU is giving £369m towards the disaster, why is Cyclops in London pledging another £20m. Now I don't mind if the GREAT LEADER says to the EU, "look we in Britain would also like to contribute something, so we'll chip in a bit more into the pot." As a net contributor, Britain's share of the EU's assistance will already be a big percentage of the total.
So why isn't Arsewipe going or indeed the EU going to countries like Estonia and saying, "look you're net beneficiaries from the EU, would you mind chipping in £5m to the pot". I suppose what I'm trying to say without sounding callous, IS WHY ARE WE CONTRIBUTING TWICE, WHEN we are the last major EU ECONOMY TO COME OUT OF RECESSION? And why when we are now an integral part of the EU, don't we let them CONTRIBUTE FOR ALL OF US?