May 2024

Old European jokes?

Here’s an old European joke:

Some years ago a small rural town in Spain twinned with a similar town in Greece.

The mayor of the Greek town visited the Spanish town. When he saw the palatial mansion belonging to the Spanish mayor, he wondered aloud how on earth he could afford such a house. The Spaniard replied: ‘You see that bridge over there? The EU gave us a grant to construct a two-lane bridge, but by building a single lane bridge with traffic lights at either end, I could build this place.’

The following year the Spaniard visited the Greek town. He was simply amazed at the Greek mayor’s house: gold taps, marble floors, diamond doorknobs, it was marvellous. When he asked how he’d raised the money to build this incredible house, the Greek mayor said: ‘You see that bridge over there?’ The Spaniard replied: ‘No.’

Here are two more old European jokes:


At least, these would be jokes if we in Britain weren’t having to borrow £53m a day (£19.3bn a year) to pay for the EU farce.

Oh, and here’s someone from a Club Med country applying to a Brussels bureaucrat for an EU grant:

(Less than a quarter of the people who visit this website have bought copies of my latest book GREED UNLIMITED. I wonder what I have to do to get the other 75% to 80% to put their hands into their pockets and fork out five or six quid for the book or less for the Kindle version?)

2 comments to Old European jokes?

  • shortchanged

    David, have looked for your book, Greed Unlimited, in the local bookshop, but no luck. Do W.H.Smiths stock it?.

  • John Fields

    To “shortchanged”.You will have no problem obtaining a copy
    from Amazon.

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