Did you notice that among the provisions of the Chancellor's shamelessly political mini-Budget yesterday it was reported that the UK's net contribution to the European Union will increase next year to £6 billion? This is an increase of £1.2 billion over this year, and means that our contribution will have doubled in three years.
Margaret Thatcher negotiated a rebate for us in 1984, to counteract smaller benefits in farming payments. Tony Blair and Gordon Brown agreed to abandon this rebate in stages, in return for a promise to review EU farming subsidies, but while we have kept our side of the bargain, the EU has signally failed to keep any of their promises to us.
We are ruled by people who have no idea about standing up for Britain's interests. As long as they keep their jobs, and can make vast amounts in lecture tours and directorships after they retire, the country can go hang.