MEP blasts 'absurd'
£1.7billion bill from EU
representative in the European Parliament says the Prime Minister
is right to refuse to pay £1.7bn in EU budget payments.
Country MEP Julie Girling said on Friday that David Cameron should
not pay the huge sum being demanded by the European Commission.
fully support the Prime Minister's refusal to pay this extra £1.7bn.
It is absurd to impose what is effectively a tax on economic success,"
she told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
political parties should be united to fight this, this is not
the time to posture smugly from the sidelines. British politicians
need to act together to see this off."
European Commission says the budget contribution demand is due
because of the better than expected performance of the British
economy over the past four years.
David Cameron said on Friday that Britain would not pay the sudden
and unanticipated demand for €2.1bn, a bill sent by the European
commission to the UK Treasury, with the request that it be paid
by 1st December.