It’s been a very bad-tempered week in UK-European Union relations – and it looks as though voices will be raised even higher in the coming days as the row over an extra £1.7 billion ($2.7 billion) budget payment looks set to escalate.
Last Friday a red-faced Prime Minister thumped the lectern at a leaders summit in Brussels on the news that the UK would have to stump an extra payment to the EU by December 1.
“I am not paying that bill on the 1 December, if people think I am they have got another thing coming. We are not suddenly going to get our check book out for 2 billion euros. The way this was presented is an unacceptable way to behave,” David Cameron said.
At Prime Minister’s Questions on Wednesday, Cameron remarked that the U.K. was the victim of the success of its economy and its growth.
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