Wednesday, 2 September 2009

EU Liars Break British Budget Pledge

EU breaks British budget pledge - Telegraph
European Union officials are preparing to ditch a promise to Britain of a complete review of all EU spending, despite sharp rises in UK payments to Brussels over the next four years.

The overhaul was promised to soften the blow of a deal to cut Britain's budget rebate, originally won by Margaret Thatcher in 1984 but partly surrendered during a negotiation by Tony Blair in December 2005.

There was an angry reaction when The Sunday Telegraph revealed last weekend that as a result, Britain's net contribution to the EU is to rise from £4.1 billion this year to an estimated £6.9 billion in 2011 – the equivalent of £257 for each household.

Now the "full and wide-ranging review" of EU spending promised to Mr Blair for this year is being abandoned because officials fear that it would be too contentious - and would disrupt other work which they regard as more important.
What would you expect from an agreement 'negotiated' by Blair and Brown with the bent bastards of the EU?

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