There was me thinking the corporate media could really get much worse, that the propaganda couldnt be more plain. The Telegraph has become Downing Street’s hired hand for the day in the wake of the EU budget deal in Brussels.
“Cameron triumphs as European leaders agree on first-ever budget cut” splutters the main news piece, an intro to a gushing piece by Bruno Waterfield and James Kirkup.
The bloggers are in on the charade too. Ruth Dudly Edwards exhorts us all to “rejoice!”. According to Charles Crawford, the deal Cmaeron;s triumphant deal means that “the folly stops” with the reduction in the Brussels budget. Benedict Brogan kisses Cameron’s backside too, in a piece headlined “Thatcher, Major and now Cameron: standing up to the EU works”.
Gosh, that’s all great then. At long last PMs are standing up for Britons at the EU, eh? Except no. Like every Conservative Party Prime Minister since Traitor Heath, Cameron has stitched up the British people yet again.
You have to read way down the Waterfield/Kirkup piece to discover that we’re going to be paying even more into the Brussels pot, even with the budget reduction:
Officials have calculated that Britain’s payments could rise by £500 million as share (sic) of the budget going to newer member countries, such as Poland and Romania that joined the EU after 2004, increases.
British sources said that because the UK gets no rebate on spending in the new member states, a deal signed by Tony Blair in 2005, the UK’s net contribution is expected to drift upwards.
So there you go. That we’ll be looted even more heavily, according to The Telegraph, is a “great triumph” for Cameron. That’s how they lie to you.