Essentially the EU is charging Britain for having an economy that has outperformed other EU members over the last 20 years. Pushing the socialistic equality in outcomes principle… Opposition leader Nigel Farage (UKIP) was just given a golden arrow in his quiver to advance his goal of exiting the EU construct.
The Prime Minister was ambushed with a demand from the European Commission for the extra cash because Britain’s economy has performed better than other economies in Europe since 1995.
The bill is due on December 1 and Mr Cameron is particularly enraged because Brussels accountants are also preparing to give France back £790 million as its economy performed less well than Britain’s.
Tories have been stunned by the news which comes just weeks before the critical by-election in Kent next month, which they will fight against Ukip, and as the European Parliament seeks additional increases to next year’s EU budget, at a extra cost to British taxpayers of £680 million.
The Prime Minister was holding talks at an EU summit in Brussels on Thursday night in order to try and find allies to oppose the increase, which will push up Britain’s EU membership bill by 20 per cent this year. (read more)