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How to solve the credit crunch

Cook up a really silly idea, and then ask the EU to fund it:

"An EU grant helped fund a ski slope on the island of Bornholm. The EU provided a 750,000 kroner (about £80,000, although this may well go up if Brown succeeds in destroying the economy. C) grant for the development of a ski slope on the island of Bornholm...

EU spokespeople for the Liberal, Conservative and Social Democratic parties blasted the grant as another example of a European ‘subsidy jungle’.

Even the farm owner who applied for the grant in 2006 was surprised to receive such a generous donation from the EU, reports Ekstra Bladet newspaper.

I didn’t reckon on them supporting something so crazy, but once the money had arrived, there was no excuse not to get started,’ said Ole Harild, the man responsible for the ski slope".


Bornholm, is somewhat hillier than Jutland, but it is hardly alpine. It also gets snowed upon in the first quarter of the year.... The island has an area of all of 227 square miles - about 1/4 of the Isle of Wight - and a population of about 43,000. It has a rather painful flag:



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Anonymous Geoff said... 12:13 pm

I agree about the dire flag. Perhaps the EU would give me lots of money to design a new one for them?

Or maybe one to fly over Croydonian Towers for when you are in residence?  



Blogger Croydonian said... 12:36 pm

Now there's a thought...  



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