Authorities in the UK and in the US are taking steps to regulate the way banks and speculators behave but while we have been tightening our belts here, ahead of tough times to come, bureaucrats in Brussels have just carried on spending.
The EU is in just as much need of regulation as the stock market. News that EU leaders plan to squander Euro cash on a museum and a satellite TV system is typical of their total disregard for the people they are supposed to serve.
Who in Britain today believes that we are getting value for money from Brussels?
The people who think there's value for money in that spending are the people doing the spending of our money. Everyone else knows that it's being wasted.
So how long before we take back the power to spend our own money and stop the waste?