"It’s not true that the EU is universally disliked. It suits some people very well: lobbyists, civil servants, multinationals, consultants, contractors. Plenty of rent-seekers enhance their income through the EU, either directly or indirectly. They won’t give up without a fight. You’ve probably noticed that, in recent weeks, various grandees have been urging Britain to remain in the EU. Big corporations, retired Eurocrats, government officials and even a couple of overseas ministers have sought to prejudice the outcome of the In/Out referendum. No one imagines that this flurry of activity is accidental. Plainly someone is soliciting interventions.......that someone is almost certainly Business for New Europe, a network of former Eurocrats and corporates organised by the New Labour lobbyist, Roland Rudd."
Even retired Eurocrats have to keep banging the Brussels drum for fear of losing their pensions - and there are many more where they came from in Parliament and the civil service, all eager for better-paid work as bent Eurocrats, or as lobbyists - in other words bagmen - who pass on the corporate bribes in return for small-business-crushing directives. The EU wouldn't exist if it wasn't for corruption. We joined in 1973 -