Politics Home has extracts from Cameron’s post-EU budget press conference, from which:
“Cameron: The best way to protect the British taxpayer is to get overall spending down, which we’ve done,”
“But Mr Cameron confirmed the UK’s net contribution would increase, despite the cut in the overall budget.”
“Under a deal agreed by former PM Tony Blair in 2005, the UK’s rebate – the amount of Britain’s contribution paid back to London – will shrink.”
“The Prime Minister said that deal meant the UK’s contribution “was always going to go up”
“Cameron: Attempts to undermine the rebate were made again and again, at almost every meeting there’s been on this subject. As ever, it was attacked from every side. I fought off these attempts. The British rebate is safe.”
Now it must be obvious from the above that two and two do, most definitely, not add up to four. Our rebate is safe, there has been a cut in the budget, yet our contributions will increase
Confused from Witney, he say WTH is going on here?