MEP calls for British rebate axe
BRITAIN should be stripped of its EU rebate for breaking solidarity at the European summit, MEPS have warned.
Joseph Daul, leader of the centre-right European People’s Party, said David Cameron has acted with no “consideration for EU solidarity”.
During a debate of relentless attacks on Mr Cameron, Britain’s position was supported by just a handful of MEPS – including Jan Zahadril, the Czech leader of the European Conservatives and Reformists Group, which includes UK Tory MEPS.
Mr Daul warned: “The British cheque (the annual rebate on the UK’S EU contributions) is now up for question. Tax monies should be spent on someone else rather than compensating selfish nationalism.” SENIOR Conservatives and Lib Dems have had what is being called a “business-like” meeting of the coalition cabinet after recent tensions over the EU.
Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg, the Deputy Prime Minister, chose not to attend Prime Minister David Cameron’s statement to MPS on the EU summit – unhappy with the summit’s outcome and warning against UK isolation.
The PM’S official spokesman said the atmosphere at this week’s cabinet meeting’s was “the same as usual”.
But sources say the Lib Dem Energy and Climate Change Secretary was the most outspoken during the 90-minute meeting, with growing tensions over Europe dominating the Downing Street get-together.
…And we won’t
say any more about Nick’s silly outburst on TV at
the weekend …and the Prime Minister can go f*** himself, quite frankly!