This morning I slammed the EU demand for £1.7bn from the British people.
The people of South Derbyshire have worked hard, created jobs and we have turned our economy around through our own efforts. It is unacceptable that the EU are demanding more money from us simply because we have managed our finances well.
It is a disservice to the British people to ask them to support countries, like France and Spain, who by following similar policies as advocated by Ed Milliband’s Labour party, have failed to govern effectively and have economies which are in decline.
My constituents have worked hard for the money in their pocket and at a time when our Chancellor has strived to rebuild the British economy, giving extra money to the EU is the last thing we need.