We must inject a sense of reality into the EU
Monday, 21st May 2012
Letter to London local newspapers
The European Commission wants to increase the EU's budget next year by nearly seven per cent. This would add more than £7 billion to total spending and send Britain's annual contribution spiralling to £14 billion, or £666 per household.
It confirms my view that when I go to Brussels it is like visiting another planet where they believe that the eurozone must survive at all costs, there is no bottom to taxpayers' pockets and no limit to bureaucrats' own self-indulgence. They have no idea of how out out of touch they are with most people in London.
With the Conservative group in Brussels, I will fight against this waste all the way. We must inject a sense of reality into the EU.
Conservative MEP for London