EU Budget: UP!


Remember when David Cameron said that a measly 3% budget cut was a deal that wasgood for the UK? Well, today, it seems that it is much better for the EU. Rather than the promised 3% real terms cut it has turned into the complete opposite. This year it is increasing by over 6.9%.

A deal reached on a Saturday by the EU ‘Conciliation Committee’ means that the budget is actually increasing from €145 billion to €155 billion for 2016. In 2013 Dave told us proudly of his agreed lower budget “I battled off every attempt to change it in any way”, this weekend his government nodded through a €10 billion increase.. 

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Quote of the Day

Dominic Raab wrote in his letter of resignation…

“This is, at its heart, a matter of public trust,” he told the PM, concluding: “I cannot reconcile the terms of the proposed deal with the promises we made to the country in our manifesto at the last election… I believe that the regulatory regime proposed for Northern Ireland presents a very real threat to the integrity of the United Kingdom. I cannot support an indefinite backstop arrangement, where the EU holds a veto over our ability to exit…”


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