Tory’s plea to spend less on ‘slo-mo crash’

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A CON­SER­VA­TIVE MP yes­ter­day branded the euro­zone a “slow­mo­tion train crash” as he urged the Gov­ern­ment to di­vert bil­lions from the “in­flated” EU bud­get to pro­mot­ing Bri­tain’s trade with the Com­mon­wealth.

John Baron said the move con­sti­tuted a “no brainer” with the shared lan­guage, ac­count­ing and le­gal sys­tems, and grow­ing mar­kets.

For­eign Sec­re­tary Wil­liam Hague said the Gov­ern­ment was putting “in­creased ef­fort” into trade with emerg­ing economies, in­clud­ing the Com­mon­wealth.

Mr Baron said: “Given the euro­zone is a slow­mo­tion train crash, will the Gov­ern­ment di­vert some of the ex­tra bil­lions it is about yet again to throw at an in­flated EU bud­get into fur­ther­ing trade with the Com­mon­wealth?”

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