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EU Tube (Money down the)

EU Tube The European Union’s answer to YouTube the internet video sharing phenomenon, has backfired, with audiences shunning many of the clips intended to promote pet subjects in Brussels.

Eighteen months on from the creation of EU Tube many of the videos posted on the website have attracted only a few dozen viewers.

An EU Tube video entitled Controlling the Use of Chemicals in Europe has been watched 56 times. Another film, Better Rights for Temporary Workers, has attracted 70.

EU Tube’s attempts to adopt street language have also misfired, with ventures such as a three-minute “euro-rap”, which urges young viewers “you gotta be a part of” a united Europe.

EU Tube is funded out of a €207m (£196m) communication budget from Brussels. So far the channel has attracted 7,391 subscribers.

And few of them seem to be supporters: One visitor, Opaz, writes: “It’s like Nazi Hitler Youth propaganda with aggressive music. Be a part of what? The destruction of our nations, homelands and security so that the rich can own and control us. Overlords of EU go to hell!”

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Where does that "freeborn Englishman" rubbish come from? In Europe we're all free born. I'm Irish and I'm sure the Germans, French, Portuguese etc., would consider themselves to be equally free born. Had Britain joined the Eurozone you wouldn't see the value of the money in your pocket decline by 30% relative to other currencies. Economic experts are also predicting that Britain will take much longer to come through the growing recession than the rest of the EU. English people have many admirable qualities, but basically they can't seem to take the EU on board. Could it be because Germany is the driving force behind it - the world's biggest exporter and virtual paymaster?

English people have many admirable qualities, but basically they can't seem to take the EU on board.

We have yet to be asked to.

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