Hands off our cash, Herman!-UKIP
- Published on Thursday, 15 November 2012 16:00
- Posted by Vicki Mitchem
A leaked document from European Council President Hermann van Rompuy has revealed plans afoot in Brussels to strip the UK taxpayer of £800 million a year over a period of seven years.
This is £5.6 billion pounds extra, on top of the £53 million a day we are already paying.
Nigel Farage MEP, the UKIP leader said: "They just don't stop. The failures of the EU are so serious and so costly that is just doesn't matter to them. No matter how often they are told that they are getting no more money from hard-pressed British taxpayers they come back with yet another way to pick it from our pockets.
"Yet again it falls upon the head of the Prime Minister to tell this shadowy, unelected Eurocrat just where to get off. It just will not wash with the British public.
"It is becoming clearer and clearer that it is not just people in this country that want to see us part ways with the European Union, but by making a series of impossible unreasonable demands the Eurocracy no longer cares what we think.
"Mr Cameron might want us to stay in the EU at all costs as he keeps reminding us. Ed Miliband might demand that we remain shackled to its terminal remains, and Nick Clegg might still have euro-delusions, but at this rate even they will have to accept that our membership of the European Union, and its constant, groundhog day demands for extra British money must end. Enough is enough, we must have that referendum, and we must have it soon.
"They are calling this latest demand Herman's 'negotiating box'. He better not expect it to be gift wrapped."