W W I I I starts, it will be between Germany and England!
But Germany’s powerful leader Angela Merkel – whose country is set to receive a rebate – suggested Britain would eventually end up paying the vast sum, and said she had no problem with the calculations.
One step closer to the exit: Cameron goes to war on £1.7 BILLION bill as he hints Britain will vote to leave EU… but why was he kept in the dark about shock demand?
Brussels’ shock demand for £1.7billion more from Britain has pushed us closer to leaving the EU, a furious David Cameron admitted yesterday. The PM insisted the payment – which works out at £56 for every taxpayer – was ‘not going to happen’. Britain was told to pay more because its economy recovery has exceeded expectations but countries including France whose economies have under-performed will receive multi-million-pound rebates. But Mr Cameron was left red-faced as he was forced to admit he had been kept in the dark for days about the shock £1.7billion demand after George Osborne failed to inform him. Extraordinarily it was almost a week before the Prime Minister learnt about it on Thursday.