Pressure is on Britain to cut ties with Brussels
BRITAIN’S payments to the European Union have soared to an eye-watering £53million a day, official figures revealed last night.
A document released by the Office for National Statistics showed that the UK’s annual gross contribution to Brussels coffers reached a record £19.2billion last year.
The massive sum to fund the EU’s bloated bureaucracy and huge array of projects is equivalent to more than £300 a year for every man, woman and child in the country.
Once Britain’s receipts from the EU are taken into account, taxpayers are still contributing a net figure of £30million to Brussels every day.
Last night the figures sparked fresh fury about the spiralling cost of the UK’s EU membership and fuelled support for the Daily Express crusade for Britain to cut ties with Brussels.
UK Independence Party leader Nigel Farage said: “These new figures just show how we are being bled dry by our membership of the EU. We know the costs, so will somebody please show me the benefits?