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Every day Britain pays £15.9 million more to the EU than we receive back in grants and subsidies.
That's £5.8 billion being given to the EU this year alone (HM Treasury, Budget 2012, Table D.4, page 107), at a time when public services are being cut and taxes increased in order to pay off Britain's debts.
Continuing to send billions to the EU is particularly unjustifiable given frequent reports of EU waste and fraud, coupled with auditors raising questions about the "legality and regularity" of large areas of the EU's spending year after year.
Worse, the EU is actually pushing for its budget to increase by £80bn overall for its next financial period from 2014-2020 and our government looks likely to agree to a smaller rise - not push for a cut.
It is completely unacceptable for the EU to be exempt from cuts - able to continue to enjoy lavish, pre-crisis levels of funding - while everyone else across Europe tightens their belts.
That's why the DM has launched this campaign. The demand is simple: If public services face severe cuts, its only fair that the billions we hand over to the EU should be cut too.
Given the billions at stake every year, cutting wasteful spending on the EU would make a big contribution to reducing our deficit and solving the national debt crisis.
details about the campaign will follow shortly and a new print-run of leaflets
is underway featuring the eye-catching cheque shown above. Further
local and national events, as well as additional campaign materials, will follow.
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