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Letting filthy private jets go tax-free shows how the EU prioritises the mega-rich over the masses

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08.07.2021

Before many seriously thought about Brexit, and before Boris Johnson and the Leave brigade had even dared hope for a referendum on quitting the European Union, the party that went on to cause a political earthquake by winning the 2014 European elections came up with a brilliant campaign billboard that resonated across the country.

The large poster from the outliers at UKIP juxtaposed two images: one of a miserable and crowded commute on a bus and the other of a Brussels bureaucrat sitting comfortably in the back of a chauffeur-driven limousine, smug smile plastered across his face and the flags adorning the facade of the European Commission’s headquarters visible through the rear window.

The caption read, “Your daily grind… funds his celebrity lifestyle” and people loved it. Not just because it was true, but because it showed the divide between those who lead the EU and the........

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