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The Secret European Union budget deal that isn’t

by | 20th, November 2012

THE European Union. It’s out to get you. The Daily Express says so. Today the Express yells “SECRET EU PLOT TO STITCH IP BRITAIN.” Macer Hall’s story is that EU officials are “stitching together an ‘alternative’ financial plan that could be agreed with the 26 other member states, leaving the UK isolated” . It’s about the EU’s next €1tn seven-year budget. Britain is the only country calling for a complete EU budget freeze. The long-term budget 2014-2020 requires unanimity.

THe “SECRET” the Express exposes was written about on November 15. Reuters reported:

European Union officials are examining legal options to side-step a possible British veto on the bloc’s long-term budget, in a bid to weaken Prime Minister David Cameron’s trump card in the talks, diplomats said.

It’s quite tricky for 26 member states to meet in secret without Britain knowing. The

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