David Cameron ‘Quietly’ Paid £1.7bn EU-UK Bill That He Promised To Fight Pre-Electionhttp://www.breitbart.com/london/2015/09/10/david-cameron-quietly-paid-1-7bn-eu-uk-bill-that-he-promised-to-fight-pre-election/David Cameron has “quietly” paid off the bill that Britain received from the European Union at the end of last year – an issue which caused a major shift in the polls before the British General Election, and which at the time, Cameron refused to pay.
The European Commission confirmed last week that Mr Cameron stumped up for the bill, despite having called it “appalling” last October, and promising UK tax payers that he would not pay the larger bill, which was based on Britain’s economy growing, and taking into account the “black economy” such as drugs and prostitution into Gross National Income growth figures.
But Cameron, as ever, has caved to the EU, and stumped up the cash in two payments. Presumably, this is what George Osborne meant when he said at the time, “I will make sure we get a better deal for Britain.”
The issue led to a four point poll bump for the UK Independence Party, who demanded that Britain refuse to pay the bill altogether,
Eventually, Mr Cameron and Mr Osborne briefed to the press that Britain would only pay half of the bill but the details revealed that they actually meant half in July, and half in September – a fact that the European Commission has now confirmed.
And the payment was actually for £2.87bn, not £1.7bn, as the British press all reported last year.