Taylor Robinson

8 ways the EU might spend that 1.7 billion surcharge

So the EU wants Britain to pay a 1.7 billion surcharge for the heinous crime of having an economic recovering. How dare we object? Just think of all the good uses that money could be put to by the men in Brussels.

After, all £1.7 billion could:

1) Serve the interest on Greece’s debt for 29 days

2) Serve the interest on Spain’s debt  for 19 days

3) Serve the interest on Italy’s debt for 7 days

4) Keep the £150 million per annum Eurocrat Express – the specially chartered train service for channelling officials back and forth between Brussels and Strasbourg – going for 11 years

5) Pay the £8.7 billion annual EU subsidy to French farmers for 2 1/2 months

6) Cover EU ‘misspending’ for about 4 months, at a push, given that in 2015 the EU frittered away about £5.5 billion in misallocated resources

7) Or fund the EU Commission President’s travel expenses – around £515, 000 — for 3,320 years

8) Cover the European Court of Justice’s £290 million annual budget for 5.86 years

So there you have it. It’s unspeakably mean of David Cameron to suggest that Britain should not cough up, isn’t it?

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