The douche bag doesn’t seem to get it, the British people have spoken, and they do not want foreign dictates on their purse strings.
Brussels ignores anger at EU and demands Britain pays ANOTHER £500million despite damning election results, saying it needs it for Ukraine and youth unemployment
- European Commission accused of ‘living on another planet’ with demand
- Comes after Herman van Rompuy said voters ‘sent a strong message’
- Extra cash would help Ukraine and fund youth unemployment projects
Herman Van Rompuy, the President of the European Council, said EU leaders had agreed to ‘re-evaluate’ its agenda after voters ‘sent a strong message’ at the weekend
The EU sparked fury by demanding an extra £500million from British taxpayers – just hours after claiming it would take heed of damning election results.
The European Commission was accused of ‘living on a different planet’ after asking member countries for a £3.8billion cash increase to its budget.
Around an eighth of this will come from UK pockets, with the cash going on projects to help drive down Europe’s chronic youth unemployment – as well as £200million for crisis-hit Ukraine including £60million from British taxpayers.
The astonishing demand came just hours after Herman Van Rompuy, the President of the European Council, said EU leaders had agreed to ‘re-evaluate’ its agenda after voters ‘sent a strong message’ at the weekend.
He announced a round of consultations with the leaders of the 28 EU members on future policies such as reducing the amount of regulation.
The apparent climb down came a day after David Cameron demanded change – saying the EU had become ‘too big, too bossy and too interfering’.
He travelled to Brussels on Tuesday to demand the union be dramatically scaled back, and to warn fellow leaders not to ‘shrug off’ the view of the European people that Brussels should hand back power to national governments.
At a dinner in the Belgian capital that night, he won the first skirmish in his battle to prevent arch-federalist Jean-Claude Juncker taking the Commission’s top job when it falls vacant in the autumn.