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British taxpayers face £1.8BILLION bill to help Turkey join the EU Watch

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    Research from the Vote Leave pressure group forecast the Government is to hand over around £1.2billion by 2020 on a series of "pre-accession" programmes for potential new EU member states including Albania, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia.

    And that cash comes on top of £640million contributed by the UK to a Brussels deal with Turkey to tackle the European migrant crisis and smooth the path to Turkish membership of the EU.

    Supporters of the campaign to quit the EU last night warned the only way to save cash was for the country to vote to cut ties with Brussels in the in-or-out referendum on June 23.

    And they pointed out that the £170million cost of the "accession" programmes was equivalent to half the annual bill for the NHS's Cancer Care Drugs Fund.

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    Remain will say this is necessary... ****ing idiots.
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    (Original post by TheSuingEU)
    Research from the Vote Leave pressure group forecast the Government is to hand over around £1.2billion by 2020 on a series of "pre-accession" programmes for potential new EU member states including Albania, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia.

    And that cash comes on top of £640million contributed by the UK to a Brussels deal with Turkey to tackle the European migrant crisis and smooth the path to Turkish membership of the EU.

    Supporters of the campaign to quit the EU last night warned the only way to save cash was for the country to vote to cut ties with Brussels in the in-or-out referendum on June 23.

    And they pointed out that the £170million cost of the "accession" programmes was equivalent to half the annual bill for the NHS's Cancer Care Drugs Fund.

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    In my opinion Turkey should never join the EU under Erdogan
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    Why would anyone even consider allowing Turkey to join the EU?
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    How can it even be considered given all that is going on there?

    This will be the final nail in Europe...

    Given what Turkey is doing, their history and both cultural and ethnic differences

    They do not belong in the EU.
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    (Original post by MildredMalone)
    Why would anyone even consider allowing Turkey to join the EU?
    Agreed. It is all politics. We need Turkey right now to help sort out the EU migrant problem. I wouldn't be at all surprised if there was much grumbling from all quarters if their membership became genuinely plausible.
 
 
 
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