Skip to comments.Slash “outrageous” pay and perks, Cameron tells EU as he clashes over Brussels’ budget
Posted on 11/22/2012 10:21:52 PM PST by Olog-hai
David Cameron brandished a list of the outrageous pay and perks of tens of thousands of Eurocrats last night as he clashed with EU leaders over British demands for cuts to Brussels vast budget.
The Prime Minister insisted tens of billions of pounds could easily be slashed from the EUs spending plans for the next seven years. He highlighted the Brussels gravy train, a new EU diplomatic service and infrastructure investment as key targets.
The Commission wants to increase its budget by 350 percentfrom £6.5 billion ($10.4 billion) to £29 billion ($46 billion). Britain said that, at most, it should be £13 billion ($20.7 billion). Mr. Cameron said: Clearly, at a time when we are making difficult decisions at home over public spending, it would be quite wrong for there to be proposals for this increased extra spending in the EU.
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If Cameron were on truly high ground here, he would shame these guys. But he is in the same boat, at least at home.
Slash your outrageous pay and perks, Cameron tells EU as he clashes with fellow leaders over cuts to Brussels budget
The Commission wants to increase its budget by 350 percent -- from £6.5 billion ($10.4 billion) to £29 billion ($46 billion). Britain said that, at most, it should be £13 billion ($20.7 billion).
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