Reposted from the Sunday Telegraph
When even the Telegraph, which is the de facto house paper of the Conservatives, starts baying for your blood then you know you’re in trouble. The tock is ticking for Cameron and Osborne, writes glynismillward189.
The European Union warned Britain months ago that it was facing a massive increase in its EU membership fee, according to documents seen by The Telegraph.
A furious David Cameron vowed on Friday that he would not pay an “appalling” and unexpected demand for an extra £1.7 billion in British contributions to the EU budget by the December 1 deadline.
However, The Telegraph can disclose that EU officials warned member states in January that new bills were coming, and produced figures showing that Britain was likely to have to pay higher fees this autumn.
The disclosure cast doubt on Mr Cameron’s claims that he had been ambushed out of the blue by the demand for more money on the eve of the Brussels summit on Thursday.
The development will intensify pressure on the Prime Minister and George Osborne, the Chancellor, over why Britain was apparently so unprepared for the extra surcharge.
There’s more – and you can read it on glynismillward189 or in the Torygraph itself, if you’ve got the stomach for it.
The point, however, is this:
David Cameron’s indignation at this sudden imposition from Europe may be nothing but a show; a gesture at sabre-rattling against “this organisation” to appease Tories who are considering changing their vote to UKIP and to suggest a strength that he simply doesn’t have.
He has been caught lying about the UK’s finances – as has his innumerate Chancellor, George Osborne.
Let’s all watch him squirm.
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