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Curious poll finding o' the day

Another quarter, another eurobarometer survey. I might blog it more fully later, but there is one finding that deserves higher billing:

"Which of the following would you like European Union budget to be spent?"

(Long list of possibilities including health, transport and so on, with pollees allowed to nominate four options)

And lo, and indeed behold, three per cent of those polled nominated "Administrative and personnel costs, buildings".

I am NOT making this up, it is right there on page 74. When the country fiches are published I will name the guilty countries where admin is a popular option. And it is Lombard Street to a rotten orange that the Belgians are among the worst offenders.

Meanwhile, some 26% nominated admin as being the leading element in the EU's budget. A snoop around the EU's site sees it claiming that admin amounts to 6% of its budget, while 45% goes on what it calls 'sustainable growth'.

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