West Midlands MEP James Carver has today condemned moves to spend tens of millions of Euros on a spin campaign to promote the European Union.
UKIP MEP James Carver says a push by European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker to spend almost 26 million Euros on a major EU propaganda campaign in 2016 is another attempt by Euro bureaucrats to “sugar coat a bitter pill that is becoming increasingly difficult to swallow”.
The PR drive would revolve around the theme of “A New Boost for Jobs, Growth and Investment” and its budget, which could be a colossal 25.75m Euros, could be blown on a host of communications media including billboards and web advertisements.
Commenting on the move, UKIP West Midlands MEP James Carver, said: “No amount of money can sugar coat a bitter pill that is becoming increasingly difficult to swallow.
“Why should taxpayers’ cash be used on EU spin when people in other countries, such as Greece, are enduing EU-induced poverty with people relying on food banks?
“The EU is putting smoke and mirrors before the interests of very poor people who have been brought to their knees by EU interference.
“It is time to pull out of the EU, to regain our sovereignty and to manage our own affairs in Westminster without being dictated to by the European Union.”